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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 54960
Last updated: 8 February 2021
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Date:18-AUG-1978
Time:
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: 104829
C/n / msn: 683A-1129
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oberthal -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:CFB Baden-Soellingen (EDSB)
Destination airport:CFB Baden-Soellingen (EDSB)
Narrative:
The 421 Squadron aircraft was on a low-level training mission when it suffered an engine failure after ingesting a large bird. Following an unsuccessful attempt to relight the engine, the pilot ejected safely at low altitude.

Sources:

421 Squadron History, Canada’s Wings, ISBN 0-920002-16-1 (Pg 83)
Canadian Military Aircraft, Serials and Photographs 1968-1998
Starfighter, Retrospective of Canadian CF-104 1961-1986, David L. Bashow. ISBN 0-919195-12-1 (Pg 217)
http://www.int-birdstrike.org/London_Papers/IBSC23%20WP2.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Dec-2008 00:11 WJR Updated
25-Aug-2011 05:24 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
05-Feb-2016 18:35 yukonjack Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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