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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83571
Last updated: 4 November 2020
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Date:25-APR-1957
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed JF-104A-1-LO Starfighter
Owner/operator:Lockheed
Registration: 55-2955
C/n / msn: 183-1001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Palmdale AFB, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Palmdale AFB, CA
Narrative:
This JF-104A made a hard landing at Palmdale AFB, pilot doesn't lower the gear in time, skidded off the runway resulting in a complete write-off. The pilot Jack Simpson leave walking safely.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20090101123346/http://www.i-f-s.nl:80/cn/183-1001.htm
2. http://www.916-starfighter.de/F-104_Lockheed_serials.pdf
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1955.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194235/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1957.htm#apr


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2010 04:50 757 Added
06-Jun-2013 16:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Oct-2014 07:54 Anon. Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Mar-2015 17:43 TB Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]

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