Photo of F-104G "13230" 4510th CCTW: wanted coded 63-13230

F-104G 13230 Luke AFB (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683-2011, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13230, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); flight test release October 27, 1961; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2
first flight 1961 in Silver-finish colors; test flights flown with register number "111" only; accepted by BABwLockheed in 1961
coded DA+108 operated by "Joint Test Force" (JTF) at Palmdale AP during "Category I" phase for inertial reference system tests (Litton LN-3)
with 274 flight hours; November 20, 1962 airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching but not reassembled and stored
acceptance date October 30, 1962 by BABwMTT; project "Lorely" (for JaboG 33) was not implemented; planned code DC+104 was not used
planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962
according project "Columbus" airlifted coded as BG+101 on December 21, 1962 to Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 13230
crashed July 2, 1965 when the aircraft pitched up after take-off configured as a dart tow aircraft
USAF IP was was sadely killed; 340 flight hours; written off; aircraft was operated that day by the 4518th CCTS
struck off charge order (AVA) July 2, 1965.

Shortly after lift-off the upper fin of the dart began to break up and the aircraft started a left turn and roll.
As the roll could not be stopped but continued pilot Capt Dinn ejected,
but due to the bank angle (over 90) and altitude (below 200 feet) a safe ejection was not possible, pilot was  sadely killed.