F-104G "4-9" 9°Gruppo of 4°Stormo at Grosseto AB in early aluminium color scheme 1963

F-104G, construction number 683D-6509, serial number MM6509, model 683-10-19, built by FIAT at Turin-Caselle
delivery date 9°Gruppo 20.6.1963 in aluminum camouflage scheme
4-9 9°Gruppo crashed due to misjudgment of altitude over the sea during approach in nighttime approaching for landing at Grosseto AB
after possible engine failure (compressor stall) on January 8, 1964 into Lago di Castigione della Pescaia near Grosseto with 87 flight hours
pilot was killed; 1st Italian F-104 crash

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