USAF F-16s make emergency landing at Fukuoka, Japan

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Unread post09 Sep 2007, 15:57

USAF F-16s make emergency landing at Fukuoka AP, Japan

Lieven wrote:Could it be that 85-1544, with its markings removed, was involved in <a href="http://www.f-16.net/news_article2501.html">yesterdays emergency landing in Japan</a>?

Also see: Video from the Japanese televison


Very, very interesting!!

WHAT are these Vipers doing in Japan/South Korea?? Is it the NJ ANG on deployment?

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Unread post09 Sep 2007, 16:45

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Unread post09 Sep 2007, 18:21

Hey Scott - thanks buddy, but I believe the contract is for aircraft based in the PACAF region?! I do not believe that these two "Small Inlet" Block-30s in question are permanently based over there?

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Unread post09 Sep 2007, 18:55

Possibly they are eventually headed for Eielson? Get Falcon Star in Korea and end up aggressors? Was it definate that they were going to NJ?
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Unread post09 Sep 2007, 19:05

Could be!! I, however, got the impression that all former "TH" Vipers were going to Atlantic City?!

Also the aggressors standing up at Eielson AFB, AK are going to be "Big Mouth" Block-30s from the 80th FS at Kunsan AB, Korea, right??!!

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Unread post09 Sep 2007, 19:13

Check out the Japanese televison video.

How come there are no markings on the tail?

Is this about some kind of "delivery flight", you know, an airframe transfered to another unit?
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Unread post09 Sep 2007, 20:33

I honestly don't think they would fly aircraft from NJ to Korea for the depot maintenance when that can be done at Hill AFB.
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Unread post09 Sep 2007, 22:25

Also the aggressors standing up at Eielson AFB, AK are going to be "Big Mouth" Block-30s from the 80th FS at Kunsan AB, Korea, right??!!


That was the plan I'd headrd, but the 18th isn't going to use all of the 80th assigned tails are they?

Hill might be swamped, and Korea is just a days flight....in the grand scheme of things, why wouldn't they spend 2 days worth of transit time to send a jet thru depot level mod? They deploy jets from CONUS to the Pacific for excercises and vice-versa....why not for heavy modification?
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Unread post09 Sep 2007, 22:42

...does this have anything to do with <a href="f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-8996.html">the B-52 from Minot</a>...? :D
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Unread post10 Sep 2007, 05:22

Folks....the mishap bird is not a Block 30 but a Block 40. If you watch the video, during the close up sweep (at about 33 sec.) you can see a flash of green tint and the outline of the B40 WAR HUD, and the landing lights on the NLG door are clearly visible.

It's tough to get a clear tail number from the video quality but could it be 88-0544 which was last based with the 524th at Cannon? Since the 524th stood down, they were prolly en route to Osan as replacements (and hence, no tail codes).
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Unread post10 Sep 2007, 10:36

Hey Dude!!

That explains it!! I went through the video one more time and saw the WAR HUD as well!! Of couse it's 88-0544 for the <a href="units_article193.html">36th FS at Osan</a>.

Now I can sleep again ;-)

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Unread post10 Sep 2007, 14:45

http://www.news24.jp/92666.html

Click black-and-grey "+" below photo for slightly bigger photo.
Click "56K" or "300K" at lower right corner of article for video.
While watching video (dated 6 PM on September 8, length 54 seconds) with cute news announcer
http://www.ntv.co.jp/news/asx/070909005_300k.asx
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One Viper has tail number 042.
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Unread post10 Sep 2007, 16:33

(Weekend at a civilian airport. Must expect good photographers with good equipment.)

44 seconds into the movie at
http://news.rkb.ne.jp/rkb_news/archives/2007_09_08.html

and the photos at
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/jyunmasa627/archive/2007/09/09
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/kawaji329/archive/2007/09/09
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/kazudc10/36717442.html
the tail numbers look like ??-042 and 88-544.
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Unread post10 Sep 2007, 18:05

Hello all,

Thanks for all Your replies. The other aircraft in question is 89-2042.

Greetings,.

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Unread post10 Sep 2007, 18:40

Thank you guys! Great work! I updated the article accordingly: http://www.f-16.net/news_article2501.html
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