Wichita-Sedgwick County Museum remembers victims of 1965 KC-135 Stratotanker crash


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita-Sedgwick County Museum took to social media on Saturday to commemorate the lives lost in the tragic 1965 KC-135 Stratotanker crash.

The museum said the tanker took off from McConnell Air Force Base and crashed into a neighborhood near Piatt & 21st Street.

The crash killed 30 people and injured several others, according to the Sedgwick County Museum.

As a way to remember the victims of the crash, a black granite monument with the victims’ names was placed at Piatt Memorial Park in 2007.

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