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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55024
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
Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 12803
MSN: 683A-1103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cartierville, Montreal, Quebec -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Cartierville Airport, Montreal, Quebec
Destination airport:Cartierville Airport, Montreal, Quebec
4th September 1962: RCAF CF‑104 12803 on charge with Canadair, Montreal. Central Experimental and Proving Establishment (CEPE), Test Pilot, Flt. Lt. L. S. Lumsdaine, attached to Canadair, was on final approach to Cartierville Airport in CF-104 12803 when he hit a tree and safely ejected at very low altitude. The aircraft crashed onto the runway and was severely damaged. Contributing to the accident was a low fuel state and poor visibility.

Although 12803 was written off, many parts were recoverable and they were combined with surviving parts from 12816 to become instructional airframe serial A685 and later 685B. Subsequently, these parts were used with surviving parts of 104872 to rebuild a mounted display CF104 at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. Originally displayed as a silver version of RCAF 12872, it is currently displayed as a camouflaged version of 441 Squadron Starfighter, 104880. Located at 5424'38.18"N 11016'35.49"W.


Canadian Air Force DFS "Flight Comment" 1963 MAY.JUNE (Pg 6);

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Revision history:

25-Aug-2011 04:41 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
17-Jan-2013 14:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2014 13:10 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2016 07:17 yukonjack Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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