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TRIA 61-2664 The United States Air Force aircraft 61-2664 was a Boeing C-135B T/RIA, Telemetry Range Instrumentation Aircraft, prior to a RC-135S conversion. The most noticeable feature of the T/RIA aircraft was the large radome mounted on the front of the aircraft. The T/RIA shared this style radome with the A/RIA, Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft. Inside of the T/RIA's radome were two drum style antennas along with the aircraft radar. Inside the aircraft was a antenna operations panel and equipment racks for the RF equipment. This equipment was removed from the C-130 tracking aircraft and installed into the T/RIA aircraft. 61-2664 is included in the slideshow above as it was configured after conversion to a RC-135. The photograph was taken on May 25, 1970. 61-2664 was converted to an RC-135S aircraft and was used as a United States airborne intelligence platform Cobra Ball II. 61-2664 crashed on March 15, 1981 at Shemya Air Force Base Alaska on approach. There were 24 occupants of the aircraft and the resultant crash killed 6. Source: ARIA Archive In Memory Staff Sergeant Steven C Balcer Major William R Bennett First Lieutenant Loren O Ginter Master Sergeant Stephen L Kish Captain Larry A Mayfield Staff Sergeant Harry L Parsons III
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TRIA 61-2664 The United States Air Force aircraft 61-2664 was a Boeing C-135B T/RIA, Telemetry Range Instrumentation Aircraft, prior to a RC-135S conversion. The most noticeable feature of the T/RIA aircraft was the large radome mounted on the front of the aircraft. The T/RIA shared this style radome with the A/RIA, Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft. Inside of the T/RIA's radome were two drum style antennas along with the aircraft radar. Inside the aircraft was a antenna operations panel and equipment racks for the RF equipment. This equipment was removed from the C- 130 tracking aircraft and installed into the T/RIA aircraft. 61-2664 is included in the slideshow above as it was configured after conversion to a RC-135. The photograph was taken on May 25, 1970. 61-2664 was converted to an RC-135S aircraft and was used as a United States airborne intelligence platform Cobra Ball II. 61-2664 crashed on March 15, 1981 at Shemya Air Force Base Alaska on approach. There were 24 occupants of the aircraft and the resultant crash killed 6. Source: ARIA Archive In Memory Staff Sergeant Steven C Balcer Major William R Bennett First Lieutenant Loren O Ginter Master Sergeant Stephen L Kish Captain Larry A Mayfield Staff Sergeant Harry L Parsons III