A flight control malfunction exacerbated by the flight
crew's response overstressed a KC-135 last year, ripping its tail off and
causing it to explode
in flight over Kyrgyzstan, according to the Accident Investigation Board
report, released March 13, 2014. Here, the horizontal stabilizer lies inverted
at one of four debris locations some six miles south of Chaldovar, Kyrgyzstan,
after the crash on May 3, 2013.
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