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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60409
Last updated: 27 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle
Owner/operator:22TFS, 36TFW, USAF (22TFS, 36TFW, United States Air Force)
Registration: 76-0082
C/n / msn: 272/A234
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Castle Hamm, near Wiersdorf, 9 km NW Bitburg (Rhl.-Pfalz) -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bitburg AFB (EDAB)
Destination airport:
The crash site was in the immediate vicinity of the castle Hamm, near Wiersdorf, about 9 km north-west of Bitburg. The memory of the event with me quite well since I am on this particular Friday the "NATO's Rally", ie, the Bundeswehr was in Kassel on the way home.

Sometime during the trip I heard on the radio by a U.S. fighter jet crash at Castle Hamm. The main wreckage of the aircraft were located west of Hamm on the other side of the river Prüm. A small debris trail led directly out of there almost to the walls of the castle, where there was still a somewhat greater accumulation of debris. Unfortunately, the pilot was in this crash killed.


Interconair 4/80

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Revision history:

18-Apr-2010 23:16 zerocinquanta Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2012 16:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2013 19:45 Uli Elch Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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