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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208799
Last updated: 29 March 2020
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Time:14:47 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15K Slam Eagle
Owner/operator:South Korean Air Force
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:In the mountains near Chilgok -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Daegu airbase
The military fighter plane crashed under unknown circumstances into a mountain on its way to an air base.
An employee of a golf club near the crash zone said he heard a succession of explosions, the club's building shaking.
50 rescuers were sent on the scene. Heavy fog is obstructing the rescue operation.
The pilot were killed, co-pilot was presumed dead.
The 6 april, the Air Force said it has retrieved the black box of an F-15K fighter jet. All Korean F-15 are grounded, “except those needed for national defense”.

The Slam Eagle shares most of its capability and performance with the F-15 Strike Eagle. It was conceived to be easier to maintain and to have a better survivabilty. The fuselage and wings are made by Korea Aerospace Industries.

2018, may.
South Korea's Air Force attributed crash to a pilot's failure to maintain a safe flight altitude while focusing on the proper distance from a plane in front, "As the pilot, at the time, was flying through clouds and focused on securing a safe distance from a plane in front, he failed to recognize that he was descending and lost the time to adjust the angle of descent,the accident occurred due to the pilot's loss of situational awareness", an Air Force official said.



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