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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122640
Last updated: 9 June 2019
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Time:c. 13:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84f model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Owner/operator:Armée de l'Air (French Air Force)
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:6
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Vallée Blanche, Chamonix -   France
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Hit and cut through the cable of cable way Chamonix (France)-Courmayeur (Italy) while flying through a valley too low. Two cabins crashed. A german family of four from Hamburg (Rudolf & Hanna Bormann, Volker (12), Giesela (14)) and two italian tourists were killed. Hptm Ziegler landed safely at Luxeuil AB and was arrested.


Hamburger Abendblatt 30.8.1961

Revision history:

21-May-2011 10:19 TB Added
22-May-2011 11:47 TB Updated [Date, Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-May-2011 12:02 TB Updated [Time, Operator]
22-May-2011 12:30 TB Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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