F-104G DA+253 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB August 4, 1965

F-104G, construction number 683D-7104, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching July 8, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight September 10, 1963 coded KE+404
acceptance date by BABwMTT October 15, 1963 in Fighterbomber version, camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
LwVersRgt 3 at Manching AB on October 17, 1963 for modifications
DA+253 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on February 4, 1964
crashed on August 4, 1965 after an aborted take-off at Norvenich AB due to communication mix-up with the tower,
brake chute ripped off and the aircraft caught fire (inside the hook compartment) in the arresting barrier; pilot was not hurt; written off
struck off charge order (AVA) November 3, 1966.

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