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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55021
Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:18-FEB-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 12777
C/n / msn: 683A-1077
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Cold Lake, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta
Destination airport:RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta
Narrative:
1 May 1962 - Taken on RCAF strength. Served with No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta. During a high speed, low-level turn, the aircraft struck the frozen surface of Methy Lake, near Cold Lake, and was destroyed, 18 Feb 1963. F/L D.H. McElmon did not eject and was killed in the crash. Struck off RCAF charge - 28 March 1963

Sources:

Canadian Starfighters, CF-104 and CF-104D, 1961-1986, Patrick Martin. ISBN 978-3-935687-98-0 (Pg 137)
http://rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_12751_12800_detailed.htm
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80002771?Donald%20Herbert%20Laurie%20McElmon


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Aug-2011 01:50 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Jan-2013 14:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-May-2013 19:58 Nepa Updated [Operator]
20-Apr-2016 05:59 yukonjack Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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