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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141844
Last updated: 30 October 2019
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Date:16-JAN-1967
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-104C Starfighter
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 57-0914
C/n / msn: 383-1231
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:within Thailand -   Thailand
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Udorn RTAFB (VTED)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Suffered an engine failure during CAP mission and crashed. Pilot survived.

Related: 57-0914 appeared in an episode of the the TV Series "Star Trek". In the ST: TOS (Star Trek: The Original Series) episode titled "Tomorrow is yesterday" (season 1, episode 19), the USS Enterprise time-slips to 1969 USA, and appears above an Omaha AFB (probably Offutt AFB, Nebraska).

The AFB scrambles an F-104, call sign Blue Jay 4, driven by Captain John Christopher, serial number "4857932". The USS Enterprise tractor-beams the F-104; it disintegrates, but the USS Enterprise beams up its pilot.

If you freeze-frame the episode, the F-104 seen in the opening, on the tail fin is "70914". On the fuselage is "FG-914". On the right-side tank is "551-xxx" in yellow. On the right wing is "USAF". This episode was first aired on 26 January 1967, ten days after the above crash, so it was filmed probably sometime in 1966 at George AFB near Victorville, California. George AFB is about 150 km northeast of Hollywood.

Sources:

http://www.arizonawrecks.com/allthingsf104/104nam.html
https://www.thai-aviation.net/files/Air_Accidents.pdf
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1957.html
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?84596-F-104s-in-Star-Trek&p=1300620#post1300620
http://web.archive.org/web/20171102103253/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1967.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2012 08:10 Uli Elch Added
21-Feb-2013 20:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Feb-2013 20:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Source]
25-Apr-2015 18:10 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Embed code, Narrative]

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