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Date:21-MAR-2012
Time:03:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockhed Martin F-16C Block 40K
Owner/operator:36th FS, 51st FW, USAF (36th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 90-0771
C/n / msn: 1C-379
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:14 nm NE of Kunsan Air Base, Gunsan, North Jeolla Province -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Osan AB, South Korea (OSN/RKSO)
Destination airport:Kunsan AB, South Korea (KUN/RKJK)
Narrative:
Airforce officials report that an F-16C block 40 from 36 FS based at Osan has crashed today near Kunsan Air Base, during a routine training mission. The pilot safely ejected.

The 51st Fighter Wing said the incident took place around noon Wednesday (03:00 GMT). The plane crashed into a rice paddy field near the US air base in the western port city of Gunsan, the US military said in a brief statement.

The U.S. military is in the midst of Foal Eagle, its largest annual joint exercise with the South Korean military. It was confirmed that the F-16 was participating in an exercise at the time of the crash.

"We are grateful the pilot is safe and that no one was injured," said Col. Patrick McKenzie, 51st Fighter Wing commander. "Our main priority now is conducting an investigation to determine what happened."

A board of inquiry will investigate the accident

Sources:

1. https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-military-jet-crashes-korea-pilot-safe-071926784.html
2. https://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/international/22-Mar-2012/us-jet-crashes-in-south-korea
3. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/aircraft-assignments-active/unit/USAF%2036%20FS/
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20130802011514/http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123294702
5. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118177/U-S-Air-Force-pilot-successfully-bails-doomed-F-16-Fighting-Falcon-crash-training-mission.html
6. http://www.f-16.net/f-16-news-article4534.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Mar-2012 02:31 plcedi Added
22-Mar-2012 01:39 plcedi Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2012 10:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2012 16:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
01-Dec-2013 08:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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