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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151526
Last updated: 22 January 2020
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Date:20-JUL-1961
Time:
Type:Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief
Owner/operator:4440th ADG, USAF (4440th ADG, United States Air Force)
Registration: 60-0446
C/n / msn: D-134
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles NNE of Bitburg AB -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brookley Field AFB, AL
Destination airport:Bitburg AB, West Germany
Narrative:
Crashed and destroyed at the end of a ferry flight from Brookley Field AFB, Alabama to Bitburg AB, West Germany on July 20 1961. Aircraft had a hydraulic failure, then later on, flamed out on final approach into Bitburg.

Pilot - Capt. William Perry Robinson - ejected safely, and 64-0446 impacted into the ground 2 miles NNE of Bitburg. 64-0446 was intended for delivery to the 36th TFW, who would have taken the aircraft on strength if not for this crash

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1960.html
http://www.burrusspta.org/833_all.pdf
https://www.flugzeugforum.de//usafe-crashes-66841-6.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Dec-2012 00:00 ASN Archive Added
14-Feb-2013 17:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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