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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47867
Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:02-MAY-1975
Time:15:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic MIRA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Mirage 5BA
Owner/operator:Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: BA29
C/n / msn: 29
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vechta -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:EBLG
Narrative:
A formation of 4 Mirage aircraft was flying an exercise. A fifth aircraft followed the formation some miles behind to evaluate the mission. N°4 flew in the left wing of the deputy leader. Encountering adverse and sudden weather, everybody closed-in in a left turn to enter the clouds. But n°4 was too late and most probably banked to avoid the loss of sight aircraft, most probably beyond 90°and crashed, after spatial desorientation.
The plane crashed into a residential area of Vechta (Germany). Pilot O.Lt. Pierre Van der Zwalmen killed. (3 Wing - 1 Squadron).

Sources:

ANP
Local firefighter history - http://www.feuerwehr-vechta.de/einsaetze/meldungen/vorher/75-05-02/75-05-02.htm
http://belmilac.wetpaint.com/page/Part+2+%3A+BA21+-+BA40


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
07-Nov-2008 12:11 harro Updated
11-May-2009 12:54 zerocinquanta Updated
12-Sep-2011 00:27 Chr. Hölscher Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2012 00:38 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2012 00:41 harro Updated [Narrative]

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