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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55899
Last updated: 1 January 2020
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Date:19-JUN-1962
Time:c. 15:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-104F Starfighter
Owner/operator:WaSLw10 Luftwaffe
Registration: BB+387
C/n / msn: 5074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Balkhausen/Kerpen -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nörvenich AB
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Four Luftwaffe F-104F Starfighters were lost when they flew into the ground together while descending through a cloud bank in formation, while practising for the introduction-to-service ceremony for the type. Pilot OLt Heinz Freye (27).
The accident was thought to be caused by spatial disorientation of one of the (trainee) wingmen.

Sources:

Colonel Bruce Jones, USAF (retired), as a result of a conversation with the pilot of the chase plane, Maj. Tom Perfili
http://www.weltkriegsopfer.de/Kriegsopfer-Heinz-Freye_Soldaten_0_592066.html
http://www.ksta.de/kerpen/starfighter-absturz-sturzflug-in-den-tod,15189188,16429834.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Aug-2009 01:39 angels one five Updated
07-Jul-2010 11:48 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jul-2010 11:52 TB Updated [Departure airport]
02-Jun-2011 15:07 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2011 16:06 TB Updated [Narrative]
02-Jun-2011 16:08 TB Updated [Source]
04-Jun-2011 02:28 TB Updated [Time, Source]
16-May-2013 08:08 speerj Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-May-2013 09:25 Anon. Updated [Source]
09-Oct-2013 18:09 TB Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2013 18:14 TB Updated [Source]
01-Jan-2020 07:38 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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