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F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Republic of Korea Air Force

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Found 14 aircraft, displaying 1- 14 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
08 Jun 2001 [ w/o] 84-372 84- 1372 RoKAF 19 FW F-16D Block 32 A Details
Damaged turbine blades in the aircraft's engine's compressor and exhaust caused this aircraft to crash at Andong at 8:35h local. Both pilots escaped safely.
27 Jan 2006 [ w/o] 85-576 85- 1576 RoKAF 19 FW F-16C Block 32 A News Article Details
At 9:50 hours this F-16 crashed during a training mission right after it took off at Chung Ju AB. The pilot, Maj. Kim, ejected safely and is only slightly injured.
19 Nov 2004 [ w/o] 85-581 85- 1581 RoKAF 19 FW F-16C Block 32 B Details
No details are known.
08 Apr 1993 [ w/o] 87-655 87- 1655 RoKAF 19 FW F-16C Block 32 F Details
Impacted the mountains near Chungwon, Korea killing the pilot. The aircraft was returning to base. Weather was good, but it was night.
18 Sep 2002 [ w/o] 90-938 90- 0938 RoKAF 19 FW F-16D Block 32 Q Details
Damage done to fuel pipes during maintenance has caused this aircraft to crash at Nakdong firing range, near Sangju. Both pilots escaped safely.
30 Mar 2016 [ w/o] 90-940 90- 0940 RoKAF 19 FW F-16D Block 32 Q News Article Details
Crashed during a training sortie at Cheongsong around 16:06 hours local. Both pilots ejected safely.
18 Sep 1997 [ w/o] 92-004 92- 4004 RoKAF 120 TFS F-16C Block 52 J Details
During a training mission in the Chungnam Province the F-16 slammed into a mountain side at about 14:05 hours. The pilot, Capt. Park Kun, ejected safely. The accident was caused by a crack in a terminal fuel pipe (designated PF4) causing supply shut down.
06 Aug 1997 [ w/o] 92-016 92- 4016 RoKAF 20 TFW F-16C Block 52 M Details
During a training flight the F-16 crashed into a field in Youju at around 13:56 hours. The pilot escaped unhurt just before the crash. The crash was caused by a failure in the fuel demand/supply system of the aircraft's engine which shut off the engine.
24 Jan 2003 [ act] 92-038 92- 4038 RoKAF 20 FW F-16D Block 52 K Details
Due to a heavy landing the main gear collapsed. Aircraft was upright but on external tanks.
31 Mar 2009 [ w/o] 92-048 92- 4048 RoKAF 123 FS F-16D Block 52 N News Article Details
Crashed in the Yellow Sea off Taean County, about 150km south-west of Seoul at 12:20h local. Lieutenant Colonel Sohn and Captain Kwak ejected safely.
13 Feb 2007 [ w/o] 93-053 93- 4053 RoKAF 155 FS F-16C Block 52 D News Article Details
The aircraft crashed during an air-to-ground firing exercise over the West Sea near Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province at around 11.00hours local. The pilot, Captain Wu, ejected safely.
26 Feb 2002 [ w/o] 93-087 93- 4087 RoKAF 157 FS F-16C Block 52 D Video footage Details
Fire broke out after takeoff from Seosan AB. Pilot, Captain Roon, ejected safely. The aircraft came down in a rice patty. The crash was caused by material defects in the engine blades.
27 Feb 2019 [ w/o] 93-103 93- 4103 RoKAF 111 FS F-16D Block 52 D Details
The F-16 crashed into the Yellow Sea just minutes after take off from Gunsan AB at 12:13 pm local time. Both pilots ejected safely.
20 Jul 2007 [ w/o] 93-117 93- 4117 RoKAF 157 FS F-16D Block 52 D News Article Details
The F-16D crashed around 21:00h local time after taking off from Seosan AFB. The two crew members are presumed to have been killed.

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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Errors and Omissions
May 12, 2006 - 04:09 PM
RoKAF mishaps
Editors note: Hereby mishap that we know happened but where we lack the serial number to complete the list: 06/30/2003: A RoKAF viper made a very hard landing at Choongwon at 15:00 hours. The pilot ejected but the aircraft slided further on the runway. This was not a w/o.

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