F-104G DC+231 JaboG 33 ditched into the water at Kerkira AB, Corfu, Greece 1967

F-104G, construction number 683D-8328, company model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight November 18, 1964 coded KG+428 at Fokker-Schiphol; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) in Fighterbomber version on December 8, 1964
DB+242 JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB delivery date on March 10, 1965
DC+231 JaboG 33 on March 29, 1966 (shadow serial number 2541); IRAN at SABCA on February 9, 1967 with 287 flight hours, back to JaboG 33 on April 28, 1967
crashed coded DC+231 on September 19, 1967 at Kerkira AB (Corfu), Greece after take-off from Tanagra, Greece during a squadron-exchange
aircraft lost engine oil and got an open nozzle, it made an emergency landing at Kerkira (Corfu) on Rwy 17
the aircraft overrun the runway-end and ditched into the sea about 40 degrees nose down, cockpit was about 3 meter under water and 2 meters in the mud
pilot unstrapped and activated his life vest and tried to jettison the canopy which lifted just a few centimeter,
in total darkness the pilot strapped into the seat again and ejected from about 3 meter under water and was seriously injured
instructional airframe (GIA) with TSLw 3 on October 23, 1967; tail used for construction number 8044 in January 1968; struck off charge order (AVA) October 14, 1968; scrapped.

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