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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47242
Last updated: 5 November 2020
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Date:07-APR-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 56-0757
C/n / msn: 183-1045
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:George AFB -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:George AFB
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Engine power loss during take off from George AFB, pilot U.S. Marine Corp Capt. David L. Hess, leave the aircraft safe but he was sprayed by JP4 and the aircraft exploded and crashed on the north boundery. Pilot killed.

Sources:

http://www.chinalakealumni.org/1961/1961mo.htm
http://www.916-starfighter.de/F-104_Lockheed_serials_.pdf
US CRASHES jan van Waarde 1950 2002


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
05-Oct-2014 15:19 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Mar-2019 14:22 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]

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