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  • F-16 crashes into Korean West Sea

    By US Air Force

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    Wed, 15 Mar 2006, 00:29

    KUNSAN AIR BASE: An Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Squadron here crashed into the West Sea during a training mission at about 9:30 a.m. today.

    The aircraft's pilot ejected safely and was rescued by a South Korean air force helicopter at about 10:25 a.m.

    The pilot was transported to the Kunsan Air Base medical clinic and is in good condition.

    Eight Fighter Wing leaders praised the swift response of the Korean HH-60 helicopter crew that recovered the pilot from waters estimated at 41 degrees by base weather officials.

    “Today’s rescue shows the great cooperation and support we receive from our ROKAF partners and reaffirms the benefit of joint training,” said Col. Brian Bishop, wing commander. “We’re very happy that the pilot has been safely recovered and is back at Kunsan in good condition.”

    A board of qualified officers is investigating the accident.

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    Glad to hear, he survived !

    Probably caused by an engine malfunction !
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