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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162449
Last updated: 10 April 2021
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Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:103 Sqn Royal Thai AF (RTAF)
Registration: 10318
C/n / msn: 2J-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Korat RTAFB, 5 miles S of Nakhon Ratchasima -   Thailand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Korat RTAFB, Thailand (VTUN)
Destination airport:Korat RTAFB, Thailand (VTUN)
Ex-USAF 91-0067, delivered to Thailand under FMS Program Peace Naruesan II 30 March 1991. Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) on 15 January 2004 in a heavy landing accident at Korat AB. At approximately 14:30 hours local time 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 7 broken bulkheads and numerous other parts were damaged as well, prompting the RTAF to declare this aircraft a write-off



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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]

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