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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46422
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:09-SEP-2003
Time:09:55 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: 89-2084
C/n / msn: 1C-237
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yellow Sea, 56.5 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 9 September 2003 at 09:55 local time, when crashed in the Yellow Sea, 56.5 miles south-west of Kunsan AFB, South Korea. The pilot, Captain Kevin Dydyk, ejected at just 400 feet AMSL, and was rescued 90 minutes after the crash.

The official USAF accident report indicates that the pilot flew too low during an air-to-air combat training mission and criticised both pilot and his instructor (in the 'opposing' F-16) for poor situational awareness

Sources:

1. http://www.scramble.nl [Scramble 293]
2. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/2932/
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1989.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170218164837/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_00s.htm
5. http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2003/F-16CG_Kunsan_9Sep03.pdf
6. http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML0907/ML090770385.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
22-Nov-2013 01:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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