F-104G DF+234 JaboG 36 on May 27, 1966

F-104G, construction number 683D-9157, company model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start August 26, 1964 at SABCA-Gosselies, Belgium; first flight December 11, 1964 with construction number "9157" in Fighterbomber version
4 factory test fights and 1 military test flight with 5 flight hours; military test flights at Gosselies: 9.2.1965
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; coded KH+166 acceptance date February 9, 1965 by BABwSABCA
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB for system upgrading and modifications
DF+234 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on April 14, 1965
crashed May 27, 1966 during landing at Hopsten AB, the aircraft left the runway after a drag chute failure and skidded past the airbase fence
pilot ejected but died on May 31, 1966 suffering from fatal injuries after the low ejection; damaged beyond economical repair (DBR); written off; struck off charge order (AVA) February 15, 1967.

copyright  Klaus Kropf