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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155070
Last updated: 20 January 2022
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Date:31-OCT-1964
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic T38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Northrop T-38A Talon
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 63-8188
MSN: N.5535
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Houston-Ellington AFB, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed after bird strike (snow goose) on final approach. Canopy shattered and debris caused immediately engine failure. Astronaut Theodore Cordy Freeman (34) killed.

Sources:

Passauer Neue Presse, 2.11.1964, p1
Scramble
El Litoral 8 November 1964, p1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Apr-2013 19:02 TB Added
06-Sep-2014 16:44 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 09:32 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 09:35 TB Updated [Source]
13-Jan-2022 18:02 TB Updated [Aircraft type]

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