Korea F-16 crashed on July 20th

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Unread post13 Sep 2007, 13:48

The above Japanese news article quotes a Korean news article by Yonhap News.

The following Korean news articles:
apparently have more details (such as whether the flight data recorder was recovered or not), but I can't read Korean, and as usual, Alta Vista translations are funky. 8(
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Unread post26 Oct 2007, 09:15

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F= ... &C=asiapac

"Dozens of S. Korean Jets Grounded Over Safety Concerns"

Posted 10/24/07 08:25
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, SEOUL

South Koreas air defenses against North Korea are being weakened because dozens of fighter jets were grounded this year due to maintenance and safety concerns, a legislator said Oct. 24.
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Unread post22 Jul 2008, 14:58

http://whhh.fc2web.com/logs2ch/asiaplus/1171374122.html

Message #587 has a list of ROKAF accidents/crashes, from 1994.05.20 to 2006.06.07, but this message board is in Jap, and although the place names are in Chinese words, I don't know their Korean pronunciations. 8b

Message #211 and #291 have a list of ROKAF F-16/KF-16 accidents/crashes, from 1993.04.08 to 2007.02.13. Same linguistic problem to me. 8(
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Unread post25 Jul 2008, 14:56

13 February 2007:
KF-16C.
19th TFW, ROKAF.
Crashed, at or near Bo Ryeong City, Chung Cheong Nam Do.
One pilot ejected.
Engine malfunction.

http://whhh.fc2web.com/logs2ch/asiaplus/1171374122.html

27 January 2006:
F-16C.
19th TFW, ROKAF.
Crashed, at or near Chung Ju City, Chung Cheong Buk Do.
One pilot ejected.
Engine malfunction.

http://whhh.fc2web.com/logs2ch/asiaplus/1171374122.html

18 September 2002:
F-16D. 90-938.
19th TFW, ROKAF.
Crashed, at or near Sang Ju City, Kyong Sang Buk Do.
Two pilots ejected.
Engine malfunction.

http://whhh.fc2web.com/logs2ch/asiaplus/1171374122.html

26 February 2002:
KF-16C. 93-087.
20th TFW, ROKAF.
During training, crashed, at or near Seo San City, Chung Cheong Nam Do.
One pilot ejected.
Engine malfunction.

http://whhh.fc2web.com/logs2ch/asiaplus/1171374122.html

8 June 2001:
F-16D. 84-372.
19th TFW, ROKAF.
During training, crashed, at or near An Dong City, Kyong Sang Buk Do.
Pilot(s) ejected.
Engine malfunction.

http://whhh.fc2web.com/logs2ch/asiaplus/1171374122.html

18 September 1997:
KF-16C.
20th TFW, ROKAF.
During training, crashed, at Seo San City, Chung Cheong Nam Do.
One pilot ejected.
Engine malfunction.

http://whhh.fc2web.com/logs2ch/asiaplus/1171374122.html

6 August 1997:
KF-16C.
20th TFW, ROKAF.
During training, crashed, at or near Yeo Ju County, Gyeong Gi Do.
One pilot ejected.
Engine malfunction.

http://whhh.fc2web.com/logs2ch/asiaplus/1171374122.html

8 April 1993:
F-16C. 87-655.
19th TFW, ROKAF.
Crashed, at or near Chung Won County, Chung Cheong Buk Do.
One pilot killed.

http://whhh.fc2web.com/logs2ch/asiaplus/1171374122.html

I just checked
http://www.f-16.net/f-16_mishaps_airforce-ROKAF.html
which doesn't have the units for the two '97 crashes.

Also, you don't seem to distinguish between F-16 and KF-16; or is this unimportant?
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Unread post26 Jul 2008, 04:30

Gamera,

Thanks for your links, photo, and respects for the losses.

I add my late grief upon hearing the sad news.
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Unread post26 Jul 2008, 05:09

] Thanks for your links, photo, and respects for the losses.

No problemo, dude. As the editors of this and other military aviation sties know, I've a hobby of researching, off and on, military aviation accidents (from harmless T.F.O.A. to fatal crashes) in the North East Asia theatre.

FYI, I got a bit more serious when a local HKGFS helo fatally crashed in Hong Kong, in 2003 August, and I thought I wouldn't allow the crew's names and lives to disappear in military aviation history.
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Unread post31 Mar 2009, 08:41

(I can't read Korean, so I use Yahoo! Babel Fish too.)

31 March 2009:
KF-16D.
20th FW, ROKAF, based at Seo San AB, Chung Cheong Nam Do.
12:20, during training, crashed into Yellow Sea, 40 klicks west of Tae An Peninsula, Chung Cheong Nam Do.
Two pilots ejected. Lieutenant Colonel (to be promoted soon) "Sun" (or Sohn?) (40) and Captain "Guo" (or Kwak?) (28). (These names are Chinese (Pu Tong Hua) pronunciations.)
Rescued by HH-47 and UH-60 heloes, and nearby boats.

11:50, took off.

http://www.nasdaq.com/aspxcontent/NewsS ... h=20090331\ACQDJON200903310059DOWJONESDJONLINE000017.htm&&mypage=newsheadlines&title=South%20Korea%20Fighter%20Jet%20Crashes%20In%20Yellow%20Sea;%20Pilot%20Safe
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20090 ... 39-yonh-kr
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/090331/8/bg3w.html
http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/s ... wssetid=80
http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/s ... setid=1352
http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/ ... 1h00r.html
http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/ ... 1h0cn.html

ROKCG and ROKN ships recover debris (such as drop tank) from KF-16D that crashed on 31 March 2009.

http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/s ... wssetid=82
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Unread post26 Jun 2009, 09:51

Can't read/understand Korean (OK, I'm not perfect).

http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/s ... setid=1352

Yahoo! South Korea news article dated 7 June 2009, in Korean.
Apparently a new non-fiction book about a father and a son, who were both ROKAF fighter pilots; the father bought the farm when his F-4 crashed in the '80s, and the son bought the farm when his F-16 crashed in July 2007.
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Unread post24 Jul 2009, 17:07

http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/s ... setid=1329
http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/s ... setid=1329
http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/s ... setid=1329
http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/s ... newssetid=

20 July 2009:
From what I can figure out via Yahoo! Babel Fish, two bronze busts/monuments were unveilled at the ROKAF Academy, to honour the father and son who were (IIRC) a ROKAF WSO and a ROKAF pilot, who bought the farm in a F-4 and a KF-16, respectively.

The only words I understand are the four Chinese words, in the right half of the first line of the text on the black monolith between the busts, which mean "Aircraft human same body".
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