Registration / Serial:MM6796
Military Code:5-37
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104S/ASA Starfighter
Licence-built by:Aeritalia
C/n (msn):783-1096
Operator Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:5 Stormo
City / Area:Lignano Sabbiadoro / Memoriale Maggiore Pasqualino Gorga [ Off-Airport ]
Country:Italy
Photo Date:24 February 2024
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:669480Submit Correction
View count: 325
On display at a roundabout in Lignano Sabbiadoro and dedicated as a memorial to former Frecce Tricolori pilot Maj Pasqualino Gorga who was killed whilst flying RF-104G MM6646/3/50. The plane was in a formation of three that had departed Villafranca and were practicing manoeuvres over the sea near Marano Lagunare (off Udine). The Major, whilst attempting to rejoin the other two aircraft, flew a tight left turn but lost situational awareness and crashed into the water.
Registration / Serial:MM6796
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104S/ASA Starfighter
C/n (msn):783-1096
Operator Titles:Italy - Air Force
City / Area:Lignano Sabbiadoro / Memoriale Maggiore Pasqualino Gorga [ Off-Airport ]
Country:Italy
Photo Date:24 February 2024
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:MM6796
Military Code:5-37
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104S/ASA Starfighter
Licence-built by:Aeritalia
C/n (msn):783-1096
Operator Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:5 Stormo
City / Area:Lignano Sabbiadoro / Memoriale Maggiore Pasqualino Gorga [ Off-Airport ]
Country:Italy
Photo Date:24 February 2024
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:669480Submit Correction
View count: 325
On display at a roundabout in Lignano Sabbiadoro and dedicated as a memorial to former Frecce Tricolori pilot Maj Pasqualino Gorga who was killed whilst flying RF-104G MM6646/3/50. The plane was in a formation of three that had departed Villafranca and were practicing manoeuvres over the sea near Marano Lagunare (off Udine). The Major, whilst attempting to rejoin the other two aircraft, flew a tight left turn but lost situational awareness and crashed into the water.
Registration / Serial:MM6796
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104S/ASA Starfighter
C/n (msn):783-1096
Operator Titles:Italy - Air Force
City / Area:Lignano Sabbiadoro / Memoriale Maggiore Pasqualino Gorga [ Off-Airport ]
Country:Italy
Photo Date:24 February 2024
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact