Incident Canadair CF-104 Starfighter 104821,
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Date:Monday 10 January 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic F104 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
Owner/operator:Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)
Registration: 104821
MSN: 683A-1121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Ottersdorf Wald, Baden-Wurttemberg -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:CFB Baden-Soellingen (FKB)
Destination airport:CFB Baden-Soellingen (FKB)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Shortly after take off, the 439 Squadron aircraft experienced engine problems. The pilot assessed the situation and attempted to return to the base. After setting up a straight in approach to runway 21, the engine failed and the pilot safely ejected at around 600 feet. The aircraft crashed into a field near the town of Ottersdorf, approximately 8 km (5 miles) short of runway. The cause of the engine failure was FOD, being attributed to a bearing unit being sucked through the engine.


Canadian Starfighters, 1961 - 1986: Patrick Martin. ISBN 978-3-935687-98-0
Flight Comment, Canadian Forces Flight Safety Magazine, 1983, Issue 2
Rastatter Tageblatt, Donnerstag, 13 Januar 1983

Revision history:

23-Aug-2011 07:22 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-Dec-2015 08:24 yukonjack Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2018 06:34 YJ Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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