Air Force crews find potentially catastrophic crack on KC-135
The KC-135R Stratotanker is a staple for the Air Force and MacDill Air Force Base. Twenty-four are currently stationed at MacDill. Right now, one is offline as crews will spend the next month fixing a major crack in the landing gear near the left wing.
A maintenance crew found the hidden crack during a routine inspection, but a similar problem on another KC-135 caused the landing gear to go into the wing on landing in October of 2018. No one on board was hurt. https://on.wtsp.com/2LYdGLM
5:51 PM EDT July 17, 2019