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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151527
Last updated: 18 December 2019
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Date:05-SEP-1961
Time:
Type:Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief
Owner/operator:22nd TFS, 36th TFW, USAF (22nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 36th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 60-0456
C/n / msn: D-144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bitburg AB, West Germany -   Germany
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bitburg AB, West Germany
Destination airport:Bitburg AB, West Germany
Narrative:
Crashed and destroyed September 5 1961 at Bitburg AB, West Germany: The aircraft touched down 90 feet short of the barrier and bounced into the runway. The pilot applied full military power, got airborne and raised the gear, but then 60-0456 settled back onto the runway. The plane landed on its wing tanks and tail first, then slid 5,761 feet. The pilot - 1st Lt. Donald Edward Straley - evacuated from the F-105D once it has stopped.

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 17:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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