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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 13 May 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501D Noratlas
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: GB+239
C/n / msn: D175
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Hopsten AB (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Mid-air collision with Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter DA+366 (cn 5733) from JG31 which was on night radar low level. The Starfighter made a safe emergency landing at Hopsten Air Base. The Noratlas continued the approach and landed safe as well.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» 916-starfighter.de


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