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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47302
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 56-0815
MSN: 183-1103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Caprock, NM -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Louisiana
Destination airport:Hamilton AFB
Crashed with 83 FIS for engine flame out after penetrating a thunderstorm. Capt Benjamin R. Battle (29) ejected safely.

Sausalito News 11 July 1959, p1

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
03-Oct-2014 11:18 Anon. Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2014 14:36 Anon. Updated [Date, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2017 20:47 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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