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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47396
Last updated: 22 February 2020
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Date:27-MAY-1957
Time:12:20 PST
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter
Owner/operator:Lockheed Aircraft
Registration: 55-2970
C/n / msn: 183-1016
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:San Bernadino, Leach Gunnery Range, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Palmdale AFB, CA (KPMD)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed at San Bernardino, 20 Nautical Miles NW of Camp Irwin on Leach Gunnery Range, in California during an gun shooting test mission after encountering a compressor failure. Pilot, Lockheed Engineering Test Pilot, Arthur Joseph Peterson tried several airstarts which were not successful. Then he ejected safely at 2500 feet.

Aircraft took off from AF Plant 42, Lockheed, California, a flight which lasted 21 minutes before crash. After the accident the engine was shipped to Evandale for study. Results are unknown but very likely cause was debris from the gun which entered the inlet and damaged compressor blades inside the engine."
www.i-f-s.nl

Sources:

1. http://www.i-f-s.nl/cn/183-1016.htm
2. http://www.916-starfighter.de/F-104_Lockheed_serials.pdf
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1955.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194235/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1957.htm#may


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2010 11:18 757 Updated [Date, Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2011 07:14 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
06-Jun-2013 17:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Jun-2013 17:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Nature]
19-Mar-2015 10:16 TB Updated [Location, Embed code]

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