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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47266
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-104C-5-LO Starfighter
Owner/operator:436th TFSqn /479th TFWg USAF (436th TFSqn /479th Tactical Fighter Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 56-0906
MSN: 183-1194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:24 NM SE of China Lake -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:George AFB, CA?
Destination airport:
Engine problems, with open nozzle, during range session. Pilot told to attempt an emergency landing in a dry lake bed. Pilot Capt John Houston killed.



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
04-Oct-2014 18:20 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2021 09:13 HB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Operator]

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