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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55735
Last updated: 4 April 2021
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Date:14-JUL-1981
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter
Owner/operator:58 TFTW Luftwaffe
Registration: 63-8459
C/n / msn: 5763
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aquila, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Luke AFB, AZ
Destination airport:Luke AFB, AZ
Narrative:
Engine failure at 350 knots during aerobatic maneuvering 11 minutes after takeoff. Two successful ejections, both pilots survived, aircraft destroyed. Broken throttle linkage. Luftwaffe shadow registration 27+61. Crash site: Aquila, 15 Nm W of Wickenburg, AZ/80 mi NW of Lucke AFB, AZ.
Lt Ralf Dietl (JBG32)
Capt Chris Glaeser (USAF)

Sources:

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1982/1982
http://web.archive.org/web/20171029225354/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_Type/GermanF104.htm
http://www.916-starfighter.de/Large/Luke/63-8459.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2009 11:49 harro Updated
25-Jan-2010 11:39 Lantirn01 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Jun-2011 01:37 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2011 15:17 TB Updated [Source]
04-Jan-2020 19:17 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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