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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47386
Last updated: 31 October 2019
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Date:11-JUL-1957
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed XF-104A Starfighter
Owner/operator:Lockheed Aircraft
Registration: 53-7786
C/n / msn: 083-1001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:SW of Bakersfield, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Palmdale AFB, CA (KPMD)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
"XF-104 53-7786 was lost in a crash on 11 July 1957 when it developed an uncontrollable tail flutter while flying chase for F-104A flight tests. The entire tail group was ripped from the airframe, and Lockheed test pilot Bill Park was forced to eject"

Sources:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_XF-104\
2. http://www.i-f-s.nl/cn/083-1001.htm
3. http://www.916-starfighter.de/F-104_Lockheed_serials.pdf
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1953.html
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194235/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1957.htm#jul


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2010 02:06 757 Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2011 07:14 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
06-Jun-2013 17:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
19-Mar-2015 10:18 TB Updated [Location, Embed code]

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