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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47304
Last updated: 10 January 2020
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Date:23-JUN-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-104A-5-LO Starfighter
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 56-0742
C/n / msn: 183-1030
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rogers Dry Lake, Edwards AFB, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Edwards AFB, CA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Flight operated by General Electric flight test at Edwards Air Force Base by a GE pilot. Assymetrical flap condition on landing caused the aircraft to roll to one side. Downward pilot ejection was successful, but too low for parachute to fully open. Aircraft crashed and burned on Rogers Dry Lake. Flap interconnect cable sheared when flaps were extended. Pilot name was Marvin M. "Whitey" Van Salter.

Sources:

GE historical records
http://www.916-starfighter.de/F-104_Lockheed_serials.pdf
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1956
http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194240/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1959.htm#jun


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
03-Apr-2009 23:11 LB03 Updated
27-Oct-2012 14:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
03-Oct-2014 11:18 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Oct-2014 14:36 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
25-Apr-2015 17:53 TB Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]

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