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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 54952
Last updated: 21 March 2021
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Date:27-NOV-1980
Time:12:57 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
Owner/operator:Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)
Registration: 104807
C/n / msn: 683A-1107
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Muckenschopf -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:CFB Baden-Soellingen (EDSB)
Destination airport:CFB Baden-Soellingen (EDSB)
Narrative:
The 421 Squadron aircraft was on approach to CFB Baden-Soellingen following a local base exercise sortie when it suffered a fire and explosion near the village of Muckenschopf, approximately 6 nm south of the base. The pilot ejected at 1600 feet AGL, suffering injuries to his knees. The cause was an improperly installed fuel line fitting.

Sources:

Canadian Military Aircraft, Serials and Photographs 1968-1998
421 Squadron History, Canada’s Wings, ISBN 0-920002-16-1 (Pg 85)
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/Biographies/H/Harrison_Ralph_CF-104/HarrisonRalph.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Aug-2011 03:30 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
07-Feb-2016 17:42 yukonjack Updated [Date, Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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