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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46424
Last updated: 7 February 2020
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Time:18:14 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16CG
Owner/operator:36th FS, 51st FW, USAF (36th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 88-0519
C/n / msn: 1C-121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea of Japan, 2 miles SSE of Kanganung AB, Gangneung, Gwandong -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Osan AB, South Korea (OSN/RKSO)
Destination airport:Osan AB, South Korea (OSN/RKSO)
F-16CG 88-0509 (call sign RAPTOR 1) of the 36th FS, 51st FW, USAF, was written off 26 August 1998 when crashed into the Sea of Japan, at 18:15 hours about one-quarter mile off the coast from Gangneung, Gwandong, The aircraft crashed approximately a quarter mile off the coast, 2 miles south-south-east of Kangnung AB, South Korea (at approximate Coordinates: 3745′N 12856′E).

The F-16CG was attempting to divert to Kangnung AB to make an emergency landing. As it became apparent RAPTOR 1 did not have enough altitude to reach Kangnung, the pilot turned his aircraft toward the ocean and successfully ejected once the aircraft was clear of any populated areas

The aircraft was on a routine training flight. Pilot, Captain David W. Murphy, ejected safely at 18:14 local (seven minutes after the first indication of a possible engine failure), and was recovered by a local fishing boat just five minutes later. The fishing boat transported the pilot to the nearest pier where he was met by ROKAF officials and a flight surgeon from Kangnung AB.

The cause of the crash was attributed to the aircraft having suffered an engine burn through.



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
17-Nov-2013 09:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2013 17:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
17-Nov-2013 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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