WGAF
Luftwaffe
Bundeswehr

Jagdgeschwader
  74
(JG 74)
Neuburg
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter 20+95
6616
11th April 1972
 

photo via Maik Matischak
 

OTL Horst Matischak

 

 Engine failure due to a broken  rotor blade. Crashed near Volkenschwand.

Ejection  was not initiated due to the upper seat firing handle not being pulled out far enough.

Pilot was killed

 

Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A