South Korean KF-16D crashes, pilots safe (30/03/2016)

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Unread post30 Mar 2016, 15:57

Related to the article South Korean KF-16D crashes, both pilots eject safety

Korean news article dated 2016/03/30: http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_d ... 02262.html (No, I can't read Korean)

From the article is a photo of two good chutes:
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30일 경북 청송 지역에 공군 F-16D 전투기가 추락한 직후 조종사 2명이 낙하산을 타고 탈출하고 있다./ 독자 황재헌씨 제공 [출처] 본 기사는 조선닷컴에서 작성된 기사 입니다
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Unread post01 Apr 2016, 11:55

(Sudden engine failure.)

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/04/205_201538.html

S. Korean F-16D fighter jet crashes, 2 pilots eject safely

2016/03/30

'After a sudden engine failure, the combat airplane plunged into an uninhabited hill in Cheongsong, 322 kilometers southeast of Seoul, at 4:06 p.m., according to the Air Force.'
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Unread post11 Jun 2016, 10:45

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/20 ... 0315F.html

Engine defect caused F-16D fighter crash in March: Air Force

2016/06/10

SEOUL, June 10 (Yonhap) - A defective engine component was found to have caused the crash of a South Korean F-16D fighter jet during an air strike exercise in late March, the Air Force said Friday.

A defective plate covering the turbine of the aircraft's engine came apart during the flight, resulting in the engine failure that brought down fighter jet, the Air Force said after its investigation into the accident.

The defect was acknowledged by the engine maker, Pratt & Whitney, which later enhanced related manufacturing processes, according to the statement.
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Unread post11 Jun 2016, 10:59

https://www.newdaily.co.kr/news/article_print.html?no=313599

2016/06/10

http://data.newdaily.co.kr/data/photos/20160623/shp_1465544553.jpg

F-16D defective engine parts (red circle).
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Unread post11 Jun 2016, 13:40

Curious to know for a fact whether this is a part actually provided by PW, or is it one of the many that are actually manufactured by Samsung.
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Unread post12 Jun 2016, 06:04

Personally, I can't read Korean, and Google Translate is, well, better than nothing WRT news articles in Korean. 8b

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