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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155935
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Date:15-MAY-2013
Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A-20-CF Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:21st TFS, 455th TFW, Taiwan Air Force
Registration: 6622
C/n / msn: TA-22
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Taiwan Strait, southwest of Chiayi AB -   Taiwan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chia Yi AB, Taiwan (CYI/RKCU)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-USAF 93-0723 delivered under FMS Program: Peace Fenghuang by August 1999. Written off 15 May 2013

A RoCAF F-16A block 20 crashed into the sea off the coast of Southern Taiwan, around 14.00 hours local time today, during a training flight. The pilot ejected and was rescued.

The Taiwanese Air Force Command stated that the pilot, Lieutenant Wu Yen-ting, reported an unidentified problem with the F-16 (#93-0723) which resulted in him ejecting.

A search and rescue S-70C helicopter was dispatched to recover the 26 year old pilot who suffered minor injuries. Wu was then flown to a hospital in the city of Chaiyi according to the release from the Air Force.

The Air Force suspected mechanical failure was the reason for crash and have started an investigation

Sources:

1. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130515000169&cid=1101
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiayi_Airport
3. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/4085/
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1993.html
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20170702084322/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/_2013/2013.htm#may
6. http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2013/05/130515_taiwan_fighter_crash.shtml (Chinese Text)
7. http://www.nownews.com/n/2013/05/15/273705 (Chinese Text)


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-May-2013 04:09 gerard57 Added
15-May-2013 22:19 marko Updated [Time, Source]
15-May-2013 22:21 marko Updated [Time, Registration, Cn]
16-May-2013 12:26 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]
01-Sep-2013 23:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Dec-2013 19:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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