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Unread post23 Dec 2017, 15:25

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation ... 41224.html

KF-16 pilot named this year's Top Gun

2017/12/20

Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) 38th Fighter Group pilot Major Kim Sang-won was named as the 2017 Top Gun, the annual award for the Air Force's top ace.

According to the ROKAF, it held an award event last week for this year's air combat contest at the Air Force Club in Seoul.

During the contest, the KF-16 fighter jet pilot proved his mettle by hitting a 4-meter radius ground target from a 6-kilometer altitude and swiftly slipping through the red zone.
Kim received 995 points out of 1,000 during the contest to claim the much-envied honor.
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Unread post25 Dec 2017, 08:11

Congrats. Wish him and RoKAF life-long success...

By the way, was it an LGB or JDAM targeting?
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Unread post27 Feb 2019, 14:39

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/ ... 64501.html

Fighter jet crashes near Gunsan, 2 pilots rescued

2019/02/27

The two-seat KF-16D warplane fell into the sea for an unidentified reason at 12:13 p.m., 13 minutes after departing from an air base in Gunsan, 274 kilometers south of Seoul, it said in a text message sent to reporters.
The pilots immediately ejected and were rescued.

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/PYH2019022713 ... ge/general

KF-16 fighter crashes

2019/02/27

This photo, taken by a reader on Feb. 27, 2019, shows two pilots wrapped in blue towels being transported from Sinjin Port in Taean, 150 kilometers southwest of Seoul, to a hospital.
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Unread post14 Apr 2019, 17:54

] KF-16 fighter crashes

] 2019/02/27

https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20190311131900503

2019/03/11:
About noon, ROKN ship recovered black box(es) from crashed KF-16D.
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Unread post30 May 2019, 05:04

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation ... 69677.html

Seoul to keep flying KF-16s following recent crash

2019/05/29

According to the preliminary results of the investigation by a group of military officers and experts, including those from its manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, a failure in the fuel supply to the combustion chamber is believed to have caused the engine flameout.

Noting that the military has been carrying out special checkups on the jets and changed an internal filter, one of the key parts, the Air Force said the jets were found to be safe enough and are scheduled to resume flights starting Friday.
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Unread post30 May 2019, 12:02

(First, I don't know its serial number either.)

https://japanese.joins.com/article/900/ ... ctcode=200

2019/02/27, noon, accident KF-16D took off, from Gun San AB, Jeol La Buk Do, for flight training.
In the air, after engine flamed out, pilots twice attempted to restart engine, and failed.

13 minutes after took off, crashed into sea, 46 km west of So San, Chung Cheong Nam Do.
Pilots ejected at 3,800', and 148 knots.

ROKAF accident investigation team, USA manufacturers, and USAF experts concluded causes of stopped fuel supply system:
- Fuel pipe (that flowed into fuel pump) clogged, and air entered fuel pipe.
- Fuel pump interior clogged.
- Fuel pipe (that flowed into engine fuel regulator device) clogged.
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Unread post30 May 2019, 13:15

Bad fuel?
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