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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208799
Last updated: 23 April 2018
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Date:05-APR-2018
Time:14:47 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15K Slam Eagle
Owner/operator:South Korean Air Force
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:In the mountains near Chilgok -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Daegu airbase
Narrative:
The military fighter plane crashed under unknown circumstances into a mountain on its way to an air base.
An employee of a golf club near the crash zone said he heard a succession of explosions, the club's building shaking.
50 rescuers were sent on the scene. Heavy fog is obstructing the rescue operation.
The pilot were killed, co-pilot was presumed dead.
The 6 april, the Air Force said it has retrieved the black box of an F-15K fighter jet. All Korean F-15 are grounded, “except those needed for national defense”.

The Slam Eagle shares most of its capability and performance with the F-15 Strike Eagle. It was conceived to be easier to maintain and to have a better survivabilty. The fuselage and wings are made by Korea Aerospace Industries.

Sources:

www.foxnews.com
http://m.yna.co.kr/mob2/en/contents_en.jsp?cid=AEN20180405009751315&domain=3&ctype=A&site=0100000000&input=rss
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/04/05/0200000000AEN20180405009754315.html
https://www.stripes.com/news/s-korea-temporarily-grounds-fighter-jets-after-deadly-crash-1.520720
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http://aircraft.wikia.com/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_F-15K_Slam_Eagle


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Apr-2018 07:00 gerard57 Added
05-Apr-2018 07:13 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Source]
05-Apr-2018 07:46 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2018 07:48 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Apr-2018 09:36 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2018 09:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Photo, ]
05-Apr-2018 09:47 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
05-Apr-2018 11:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2018 15:54 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
06-Apr-2018 08:11 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
06-Apr-2018 08:12 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
06-Apr-2018 10:19 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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