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davbrown135

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SB100...

KC-135A lost 2-engines, LH wing, during desert storm [1990].

In combat trail formation, it encountered severe turbulence from the wing-tip vortices of a 'leading KC-135A... which overloaded/broke-away the [#2 IB] pylon/engine... which sideswiped the adjacent [#1 OB] engine as it departed the wing... causing that pylon/engine to break-away, also. The crew managed to land at a emergency/divert airfield which saved their jet and butts.
View attachment 107639
That was an "E" model KC-135 out of Grissom.
 
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