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Narrative:The crash site was in the immediate vicinity of the castle Hamm, near Wiersdorf, about 9 km north-west of Bitburg. The memory of the event with me quite well since I am on this particular Friday the "NATO's Rally", ie, the Bundeswehr was in Kassel on the way home.
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle
|Owner/operator:||22TFS, 36TFW, USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 272/A234|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Castle Hamm, near Wiersdorf, 9 km NW Bitburg (Rhl.-Pfalz) -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Bitburg AFB (EDAB)|
Sometime during the trip I heard on the radio by a U.S. fighter jet crash at Castle Hamm. The main wreckage of the aircraft were located west of Hamm on the other side of the river Prüm. A small debris trail led directly out of there almost to the walls of the castle, where there was still a somewhat greater accumulation of debris. Unfortunately, the pilot was in this crash killed.
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||Dr. John Smith
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