F-104G KE+405, code for Messerschmitt factory test flight 1963

F-104G, construction number 683D-7105, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Sd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching July 11, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight September 23, 1963 coded KE+405
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwMTT November 12, 1963; LwVersRgt 3 at Manching AB on November 18, 1963 for system upgrade
DA+254 JaboG 31 "Boelcke" at Norvenich AB delivery date on March 18, 1964
crashed on December 6, 1965 near Narwik, Norway due to engine flame-out (no more fuel) after take-off from Norvenich AB,
pilot got incapacitated due to oxygen problems; pilot was killed; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) February 9, 1967.

Take off time 17.09 hours Norvenich AB, heading North at approx. 40.000 ft on Autopilot, after 11 min all radio contact was lost, crash time 19.41
crashed at Emmenes, Ankenes, just 4 km south west of Narwik, Norway after running out of fuel.
First intercepted in Denmark by two F-100, then intercepted by two F-104G from 331 Sqn at Bod AB,
they flew very close to DA+254 so the lights were lightening up the cockpit to the pilot, the pilot was unconscious or dead due to oxygen problems.

copyright  Wilhelm Gbel