Incident Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief 60-5383,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151532
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Date:Friday 15 December 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic f105 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 60-5383
MSN: D233
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Köln-Bonn Airport, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:ETAD
Destination airport:Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Engine flamed out at about 33,000 feet. Restarted several times but would not accelerate above idle and again flamed out. Controls locked on final approach and pilot (1/Lt. Gary L Retterbush) ejected at 50 feet agl. Aircraft crashed just short of runway 14. 60-5383 was on its delivery flight from Spangdahlem AB to Bitburg AB after ferry flight from Mobile, Al to Spangdahlem. The aircraft belonged to the 36TFW.


Revision history:

27-Dec-2012 00:00 ASN Archive Added
22-Feb-2013 00:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2013 16:15 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Location]
10-Jan-2017 16:56 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Jun-2017 17:36 Busch Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
05-Jul-2022 05:19 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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