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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162325
Last updated: 28 August 2020
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Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16B
Owner/operator:21st TFS, 455th TFW, Republic of China AF
Registration: 6828
C/n / msn: TB-28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Taiwan Strait, 55 km West of Huayu Islet, Ma-Kung, Penghu County -   Taiwan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Chia Yi AB, Taiwan (CYI/RKCU)
Destination airport:
Ex-USAF 93-0849, delivered to Taiwan under FMS Program Peace Fenghuang. Written off 20 March 1998 when crashed into the Taiwan Strait approximately 55 kilometres West of Huayu Islet at Ma-Kung, Penghu County, Taiwan, at Latitude north 23 degrees 37 minutes, longitude east 118 degrees 53 minutes.

The accident happened at 14:30 hours while conducting tactical manoeuvre training. Ships and helicopters were used to find the crew, Major Chin-Sung Wen and a student Captain Chia-Cheng Chan. But the search was hampered by strong winds and waves and was in vain: the crew were never found.

The loss was Taiwan's first fatal loss with the F-16. Hence all Taiwan F-16's were grounded. F-16B's started flying again on March 25 while F-16A's flew again on March 26.



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Revision history:

17-Nov-2013 05:09 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Nov-2013 05:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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