ASN Aircraft accident North American CT-39A Sabreliner 62-4448 Vogelsberg village, Thüringen
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Date:Tuesday 28 January 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American CT-39A Sabreliner
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-4448
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Vogelsberg village, Thüringen (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) Air Base (WIE/ETOU), Germany
Destination airport:?
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.

» E-mail from Maik Kattner-Lorenz (13-11-2006, 30-11-2006)


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