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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46439
Last updated: 22 November 2019
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Time:20:52 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16DG
Owner/operator:36th TFS, 51st TFW, USAF (36th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 51st Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 90-0792
C/n / msn: 1D-70
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yellow Sea, 60nm W of Osan Air Base, at 37'01.9"N, 125'48.4 W -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Osan AB, South Korea (OSN/RKSO)
Destination airport:Osan AB, South Korea (OSN/RKSO)
F-16DG 90-0792 (call sign CAJUN 2) of the 36th TFS, 51st TFW, USAF was written off on 25 March 1998 when crashed into the Yellow Sea at co-ordinates: latitude N 37*01.9', longitude E 12548.4', 60 nautical miles (100 kilometres) west of Osan Air Base, which is near Songtan Station in the city of Pyeongtaek, 64 km (40 miles) south of Seoul, South Korea. The accident took place at 20:52 hours local time, with the F-16 impacting the sea 17 seconds - and 2.3 miles - from when and where the pilot ejected.

The aircraft was part of a four-ship formation on a combat training mission. Eleven hours after the mishap, at 07:55 the following morning, the body of the pilot, Captain Keith A. Sands was found by a Korean Navy vessel

United States Air Force, Navy and Korean Air Force helped in the search. Korean Navy minesweepers found the wreckage, but the USS Salvor (ARS-52) salvaged 300 pieces to the aircraft, but lacked one large portion. Cause of the crash is still unknown.


1. [Scramble 227]

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
18-Feb-2012 07:24 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2012 07:25 harro Updated [Location, Country, Phase, Narrative]
17-Nov-2013 05:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2013 05:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]

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