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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55753
Last updated: 4 February 2021
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Date:01-FEB-1979
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
Owner/operator:JBG 31 Luftwaffe
Registration: 22+08
C/n / msn: 7078
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Niederembt/Elsdorf -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Nörvenich AB
Narrative:
Mid-air collision in 6 ship-formation with Luftwaffe (JGB31) F-104G 25+79 (cn9043) during final approach after sudden heading change of leader; Hptm Frank Achner ejected and was injured; Hptm Eckhard Schwipper emergency landed his aircraft badly damaged at Nörvenich AB.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20171029225354/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_Type/GermanF104.htm
http://www.916-starfighter.de/Large/2208.htm
Hamburger Abendblatt 2.2.1978


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2011 03:22 TB Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jun-2011 14:32 TB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2020 09:30 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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