The emergency landing of Hauptmann Siegfried Heltzel in a Lockheed F-104G Starfighter at the Nörvenich Air Base on 02 June 1965 is often mentioned as the record for the highest landing speed. The emergency landing became necessary after a mid-air collision with a Dornier Do-28. The landing speed is given as 435 km/h (270 mph). According to German-language sources, this value refers to touchdown; however, I didn’t find any source that mentions whether it corresponds to airspeed or ground speed.
Is this (still) the absolute record?
I am mainly interested in comparable parameter values of similar incidents in order to judge whether the above-mentioned emergency landing really was (or still is) an absolute record. Nevertheless, I would be glad about any information on possibly record-breaking incidents in closely related categories.