Incident General Dynamics F-16A 10318,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162449
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Date:Thursday 15 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Registration: 10318
MSN: 2J-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Korat RTAFB -   Thailand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Korat RTAFB, Thailand (VTUN)
Destination airport:Korat RTAFB, Thailand (VTUN)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Heavy landing accident after the aircraft experienced a self-recovering engine stall which influenced the pilot to make an SFO landing. Although later investigation revealed that the engine was operating normally, the pilot did not wish to go around to correct a high sink rate and landed the aircraft short of the runway.

The impact broke both main landing gear and bounced the aircraft to the far end of the runway, where it settled onto it's centerline tank. The aircraft departed the runway at the far end and slightly right of centerline, where the right hand horizontal tail struck the barrier net take-up reel and broke the aircraft at the FS462 bulkhead. The pilot did not eject, but stayed with the aircraft, sustaining only slight injuries.

Damage analysis revealed over seven broken bulkheads and numerous other parts were damaged as well, prompting the RTAF to declare this aircraft a write-off


Revision history:

22-Nov-2013 18:45 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Oct-2014 09:17 Zeeland Updated [Operator]
18-Mar-2015 09:03 Victor III Updated [Time, Operator]
15-Jul-2021 08:48 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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