Air Refueling Accident

Air refueling accident finished luckily. It must have been one of the most scaring view in the career of the KC-135′s flying boom operator. Air refueling accident almost happened when aircraft hit the tail of the tanker and its flying boom during the operation. Not only the close proximity of the two large aircraft was dangerous, but also the unusual maneuver the pilot performs to avoid crash.

Air refueling is the process of transmitting aviation fuel from one military aircraft to another during flight. The procedure lets the receiving aircraft to stay in the air longer, extending its range or loiter time on station. It’s purpose is quite simple, but there are a number of amazing things that happens in and around the process!

By the way, take a look at this safe U.S. Marine Corps Refueling Operation.