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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186937
Last updated: 11 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
Owner/operator:Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)
Registration: 12726
C/n / msn: 683A-1026
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near CFB Cold Lake, AB -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:CFB Cold Lake, Alberta
Destination airport:CFB Cold Lake, Alberta
Three No. 6 (ST/R) Operational Training Unit CF-104s were on a night navigation training mission over Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range near CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. Two aircraft returned to Cold Lake but the third aircraft had an LN-3 navigation system problem and the pilot declared that he was descending to a lower altitude to burn off excess fuel before returning to base. However, the aircraft did not return. The body of pilot Lt. R. B. Kaiser (22) was found near his aircraft the next morning.

Front Line Defence Magazine. Ken Pole
contributing editor
The Calgary Herald 16 January 1969, p17

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04-May-2016 06:39 yukonjack Added
13-Jan-2018 17:14 TB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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