TF-104G DF+361 JaboG 36 on final at Hopsten AB

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5915, model 583-10-20, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd)
South Group (ARGE-Süd) parts (fuselage and wings) assembly according contract lot 3
airlifted to USA June 21, 1965 with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
at Lockheed-Burbank assembled and test flights coded KF+215 at Palmdale in 1965
accepted 1965 by BABwLockheed; airlifted to Avio Diepen at Ypenburg AB, Netherlands on November 11, 1965 for reassambly
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
DF+361 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on January 8, 1966
crashed May 29, 1967 during the approach into Hopsten AB after an engine fire warning, both pilots ejected safely
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) November 6, 1967.

The TF-104G departed on a night navigation training flight. Shortly after take-off the pilots experienced total electrical failure.
The UHF and emergency radio were inoperative. The RPM was stuck at 100% although engine response was normal.
They made one low pass by the tower to alert the base for an emergency landing.
Prior to the second pass all attempts to lower the gear failed and the second pass was carried through.
Before the start of the third pass, the "Fire Light" illuminated and both pilots ejected successfully. Both pilots had the zero lanyard connected and ejection sequence was normal.
Total flight time was 13 minutes. The aircraft crashed in a marshy area. No connection could be established between the unrelated malfunctions.

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