Fairchild faced similar tragedy 13 years ago

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 10:53 AM

FAIRCHILD AIR BASE, Wash. -- Fairchild Air Base has a faced a tragedy similar to Friday's crash in Kyrgyzstan.

On January 15, 1999 a KC 135 crashed less than one mile from the base in Germany and killed all four people on board. The plane's home base was Fairchild Air Base.

The plane was on a routine refueling mission that was part of a NATO exercise.

The investigation of the crash lasted approximately 30 days, but the findings were not released which is common in an Air Force investigation.

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