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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162497
Last updated: 3 August 2019
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Date:14-MAR-2006
Time:09:19 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16CG
Owner/operator:35th FS, 8th FW, USAF (35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 89-2099
C/n / msn: 1C-252
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yellow Sea, 20 miles SW of Kunsan AB, North Jerolla Province -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kunsan AB, South Korea (KUN/RKJK)
Destination airport:Kunsan AB, South Korea (KUN/RKJK)
Narrative:
Written off 14 March 2006: Lost at sea around 09:19 hours twenty miles south west Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Pilot was Captain Donald Siegmund, of the 35th Fighter Squadron ejected safely and returned to base shortly after. He spent about 55 minutes in the water before a South Korean air force rescue helicopter dispatched to the scene found and lifted him to safety.

The official USAF report into the incident attributed the crash to a total failure of the flight control systems. The recovered Flight Data Recorder showed that the aircraft experienced an ISA ALL FAIL error in the fly-by-wire electronic controls

Sources:

1. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/2947/
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1989.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170218164837/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_00s.htm
4. http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2006/F-16CG_Kunsan_14Mar06.pdf


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25-Nov-2013 19:28 Dr. John Smith Added
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