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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140146
Last updated: 27 September 2020
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Time:09:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom
Owner/operator:39th TRSqn RoKAF
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pyeongchang, East of Wonju, Gangwon Province -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Suwon Air Base, Seoul
Destination airport:
RF-4C Phantom II of 39th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, RoKAF, based at Suwon Air Base, Seoul. Whilst on a Surveillance Training mission, crashed into a hill in east of Wonju, Gangwon Province .

A surveillance aircraft crashed on an eastern mountain early Monday, but the plane's two pilots ejected safely, an Air Force official said.

The RF-4C aircraft crashed at about 9:40 a.m. in a mountainous area near Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, the official said.

The photographic reconnaissance version of the F-4 Phantom fighter jet, introduced into the Air Force in the late 1980s, crashed while on a pilot training mission, he said.

"The crashed aircraft took off at 9:15 a.m. from its home base in Suwon and was on a training mission in the accident area," the Air Force said in a press release.

Both of the pilots on board ejected just before the crash and have been confirmed safe, according to the official. One of the pilots, a 1st lieutenant identified only by his surname Ryu, only suffered minor injuries to the face while the other, a captain, was rescued from the top of a tree.

Both of the pilots were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. No civilian casualties have been reported, according to the Air Force.

"The Air Force have secured the crash site to find out the exact cause of the accident," the official said.


Revision history:

29-Nov-2011 22:30 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Oct-2012 14:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2012 14:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
27-Apr-2020 21:37 AlLach Updated [Operator, Operator]

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