Narrative:The USAF Sabreliner departed the West German air base Wiesbaden at 14:01. At crossed the East German border near Diedorf at 14:50, at an altitude of 8000 metres. Two Soviet MiG-19 fighters scrambled to intercept the plane, which had now flown 90 km into East Germany. The aircraft was shot down and crashed into Bonifacius Hill near Vogelsberg.
|Date:||Tuesday 28 January 1964|
North American CT-39A Sabreliner
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 276-1|
|First flight:|| 1962|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT12A-6A Turbo Wasp|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Vogelsberg village, Thüringen ( Germany)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) AB (WIE/ETOU), Germany|
» E-mail from Maik Kattner-Lorenz (13-11-2006, 30-11-2006)
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.