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 serious 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.

copyright  Peter von Stackelberg