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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 54937
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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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: 104821
MSN: 683A-1121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ottersdorf Wald, Baden-Wurttemberg -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:CFB Baden-Soellingen (FKB)
Destination airport:CFB Baden-Soellingen (FKB)
Shortly after take off, the 439 Squadron aircraft experienced engine problems. The pilot assessed the situation and attempted to return to the base. After setting up a straight in approach to runway 21, the engine failed and the pilot safely ejected at around 600 feet. The aircraft crashed into a field near the town of Ottersdorf, approximately 8 km (5 miles) short of runway. The cause of the engine failure was FOD, being attributed to a bearing unit being sucked through the engine.


Canadian Starfighters, 1961 - 1986: Patrick Martin. ISBN 978-3-935687-98-0
Flight Comment, Canadian Forces Flight Safety Magazine, 1983, Issue 2
Rastatter Tageblatt, Donnerstag, 13 Januar 1983

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Revision history:

23-Aug-2011 07:22 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-Dec-2015 08:24 yukonjack Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2018 06:34 YJ Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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