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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46285
Last updated: 8 July 2019
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Date:12-JUN-2001
Time:21:24 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: 89-2063
C/n / msn: 1C-216
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sup'ung-mal, Kangwon-do Province, 35 miles SE of Kunsan AB -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kunsan AB, South Korea (KUN/RKJK)
Destination airport:Kunsan AB, South Korea (KUN/RKJK)
Narrative:
Lost when crashed 12 June 2001 at Sup'ung-mal, Kangwon-do Province, thirty five miles south east of Kunsan AB, Korea (at approximate co ordinates 3718' 32"N, 12747' 58"E) taking the life of pilot, First Lieutenant Randolph E. Murff.

It is speculated the aircraft struck an electrical pole before impacting a rice paddy. Cause was later determined to be due to spatial disorientation. The aircraft ended up in an inverted steep dive that was not recoverable (13,000 feet, 460 knots, 59 nose low, 165 left bank) and caught fire after impact.

The pilot ejected out of the envelope (one second before impact). Ejection was attempted but was not completed, the ejection sequence was interrupted by ground impact.

Sources:

1. http://www.scramble.nl (Scramble 267)
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1989.html
3. http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2001/F-16CG_Kunsan_12Jun01.pdf
4. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/aircraft_by_type/f-16/usaf/f_16_usaf_00s.htm
5. http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML0907/ML090770385.pdf
6. http://peacetime-casualties.findthedata.org/l/25151/Randolph-Edward-Murff


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
25-Sep-2013 13:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2013 01:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2013 01:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport]

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