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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161960
Last updated: 16 March 2020
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Date:16-JUL-2013
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Martin F-16C
Owner/operator:55th FS, 20th FW, USAF (55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 92-3907
C/n / msn: CC-149
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Osan Air Base, near Songtan Station, City of Pyeongtaek -   South Korea
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Osan AB, South Korea (OSN/RKSO)
Destination airport:Osan AB, South Korea (OSN/RKSO)
Narrative:
A landing gear failure caused an F-16C to skid off the runway on July 16 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, destroying the jet and causing minor injuries to the pilot, Air Combat Command announced.

The pilot, who was assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, was able to exit the aircraft. The jetís landing gear collapsed immediately after touching down for landing after a routine training flight.

According to an Air Force Accident Investigation report, the toggle-and-link assembly in the right, main landing gear came unlocked, causing it to collapse as the plane settled during landing. The aircraft skidded to the right on its nose landing gear and right wing, until it departed the runway. Two seconds later, the aircraft flipped and rolled.

The AIB found that the installation of an incorrect pivot pin in the landing gear, along with natural vibrations of the gear, contributed to the mishap.

The aircraft was destroyed at a loss of approximately $33.5 million. The pilot was treated for a minor back injury, according to ACC.

According to an Air Force Accident Investigation report, the toggle-and-link assembly in the right, main landing gear came unlocked, causing it to collapse as the plane settled during landing. The aircraft skidded to the right on its nose landing gear and right wing, until it departed the runway. Two seconds later, the aircraft flipped and rolled.

The AIB found that the installation of an incorrect pivot pin in the landing gear, along with natural vibrations of the gear, contributed to the mishap."

Sources:

1. http://www.combataircraft.com/en/News/2013/11/06/ACC-Landing-gear-failure-caused-F-16-crash-in-South-Korea/
2. https://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20131105/NEWS/311050017/
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.acc.af.mil/media/archives/story.asp?id=123369580]
4. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/f-16-ends-up-off-runway-while-landing-at-osan-1.230742
5. http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=24767


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Nov-2013 06:54 gerard57 Added
08-Nov-2013 07:45 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Dec-2013 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Feb-2014 07:53 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn]
27-Oct-2014 17:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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