Accident: Aircraft Explosion

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Name
Accident: Aircraft Explosion Gender: N/A
Mitchell Airport, WI
born on 10 December 1993 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 43n02, 87w54
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Przybylowski
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 18°29' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 10°15 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 14°49'



Biography

American accident, a fiery explosion of an aircraft during refueling; six men killed.

The KC-135 had minor electrical and avionics system problems that were being repaired. While repairs were being conducted by ground crew members, an explosion occurred in the centre wing fuel tank. A fire erupted, destroying the plane. The explosion was probably caused by am overheated fuel pump.


Link to Wikipedia airport page, contains history of accidents

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Source Notes

Stephen Przybylowski quotes news; time not given.

Readder Carlos Capatto pointed to http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19931210-0 which gives 7 am, based on a media report in Chicago Daily Herald, 1993-12-11.

Categories

  • Mundane : Disasters : Accidents (Refuelling explosion)

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