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ID 58436 Views: 101
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USA - Air Force
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, - -, 1982
E. Jones
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63-8039 (cn 18656) Another one from my archives. This was the result of a hydraulic system failure of a USAF Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker during an exercise Elephant Walk on a sunny afternoon at Wurtsmith AFB, MI, in 1982. This was the first KC-135 behind a line of B-52 Stratofortress’s, which took part in the simulated launch. As the aircraft attempted to brake at it approached the B-52, the Pilot realized he had no brakes. His split-second decision to steer the aircraft off of the runway saved many lives. Elephant Walks date back to WWI and were a regular occurrence at SAC bases back in the day. Once all of the fuel, approx. 31,000 gallons, was offloaded, two bulldozers were used to pull the aircraft back on the runway. I believe this aircraft is still in service today.

ID 58435 Views: 99
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USA - Air Force
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, - -, 1982
E. Jones
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63-8039 (cn 18656) Another one from my archives. This was the result of a hydraulic system failure of a USAF Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker during an exercise Elephant Walk on a sunny afternoon at Wurtsmith AFB, MI, in 1982. This was the first KC-135 behind a line of B-52 Stratofortress’s, which took part in the simulated launch. As the aircraft attempted to brake at it approached the B-52, the Pilot realized he had no brakes. His split-second decision to steer the aircraft off of the runway saved many lives. Elephant Walks date back to WWI and were a regular occurrence at USAF bases back in the day.

ID 55982 Views: 146
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Evergreen International Airlines
Boeing 747-230B(SF)
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, January 29, 2017
E. Jones
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N488EV (cn 23287) I saw this aircraft several years ago in Qatar. Now it sits awaiting its fate. Also, Wurtsmith was my first assignment in the USAF many years ago. So sad to see it in the condition it is now.

ID 40904 Views: 292
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Kalitta Air
Boeing 747
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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Multiple (cn Multiple) A bunch of Kalitta Air 747s, one wearing the livery of a previous operator and one white liveried, (and two 727-200s) are seen here at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40903 Views: 250
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Various
Multiple
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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Unknown (cn Unknown) Here is another view at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40902 Views: 256
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Various
Multiple
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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Unknown (cn Unknown) A variety of aircraft and liveries is seen here at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40901 Views: 252
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Kalitta Air
Boeing 747
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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Multiple (cn Multiple) Kalitta Air 747s, wearing the liveries of several previous operators, are seen at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40900 Views: 314
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Kalitta Air
Boeing 747-246 F
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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N704CK (cn 23391) Kalitta Air 747-200F N704CK is seen with two Kalitta Air 747s in regular livery, two Kalitta Air 747s in white livery, Kalitta Air 747-246 N727CK (22478) in Japan Airlines Reso'cha livery, and Kalitta Charters II 727-223 N752DH (22466) in DHL livery at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40897 Views: 232
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Kalitta Air
Boeing 747-251F/SCD
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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N616US (cn 21120) Kalitta Air 747-200F N616US wears the livery of previous operator Northwest Airlines Cargo and is seen at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40774 Views: 235
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Kalitta Air
Boeing 747
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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N790CK (cn 23112) Seen in this view at OSC June 19, 2013 are, near to far, Kalitta Air 747-251B N790CK, Star Airlines 747-2U3B N923FT (22769), Kalitta Air 747-221F N747CK (21743), Evergreen Internatinal 747-230B N488EV (23287), and Baltia 747-251B N706BL (21705).

ID 40773 Views: 215
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Kalitta Air
Boeing 747-259B (SF)
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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N701CK / N705CK (cn 21730) Kalitta Air 747-200 N701CK (left) and Kalitta Air 747-200F N705CK (-246F/21034) are seen together at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40772 Views: 208
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Kalitta Air
Boeing 747-251F/SCD
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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N629US (cn 22388) Kalitta Air 747-200F N629US still wears the Northwest Airlines Cargo livery and is seen at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40771 Views: 252
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Kalitta Air
Boeing 747-246B
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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N727CK (cn 22478) Kalitta Air 747-200 N727CK is seen still wearing the JALWays Reso'cha livery (former JA8149) at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40770 Views: 195
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Kalitta Air
Boeing 747-251F/SCD
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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N719CK (cn 21321) Kalitta Air 747-200F N719CK still wears the Northwest Airlines Cargo livery (formerly N619US) and is seen at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40769 Views: 312
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Kalitta Charters II
Boeing 727-223/Adv
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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N866AA (cn 21371) Kalitta Charters II 727-200 N866AA wears the American Airlines livery and is seen at OSC June 19, 2013.

ID 40539 Views: 326
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Various
Multiple
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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Multiple (cn Multiple) A variety of aircraft seen at OSC June 19, 2013. Here is a list of what can be seen therein...DLH 747-400, NLR DC-8-60 or -70, CKS 747-100 or -200 x5, KFS 727-200, JAL 747-100 or -200 Reso'cha, 747-100 or -200 white, 747-400 white x2.

ID 40537 Views: 233
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Kalitta Air
Boeing 747-2J9 F
Oscoda - Oscoda-Wurtsmith (OSC/KOSC)
USA - Michigan, June 19, 2013
N960DL
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N630US (cn 21668) Kalitta Air 747-200 N630US, still wearing the Northwest Airlines Cargo livery, is seen at OSC June 19, 2013.

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