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Chronological Listing of South Korean
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
                 
1984
Rep. of Korea AF
F-4E Phantom II     crashed during the Korea - U.S. joint Team Spirit military exercise      
Major Park Myung-ryul

[Maj. Park's son, Lt. Park In-chul, was killed in a KF-16D that crashed Friday
20th July 2007]

 
13th December 1991
Rep. of Korea AF
F-5A     Two Northrop F-5A's collided in mid air and crashed near Kwangju, 150 miles
south of Seoul. One pilot was killed. Two injured on ground.
One pilot ejected   Northrop
2nd June 1994
South Korean AF
Hawk            
Jang ejected Jung ejected Martin-Baker
19th October 1994
RoKAF
Northrop F-5A     Collided off coast of South Korea with F-5B - crashed into the sea Pilot ejected    
19th October 1994
RoKAF
Northrop F-5B     Collided off coast of South Korea with F-5E - crashed into the sea Pilot ejected    
Back seater ejected

[one of the three died later ???]

   
24th November 1995
South Korean AF
KTX       Baek ejected   Martin-Baker
????
South Korean AF
             
???? August 1997
South Korean AF
KF-16       DETAILS ??    
???? September 1997
South Korean AF
KF-16       DETAILS ??    
???? February 2002
South Korean AF
KF-16       DETAILS ??    
30th June 2003
15:00 hours

RoKAF
F‑16 Viper     very hard landing at Choongwon The pilot ejected but the aircraft slid further on the runway   ACES II

18th September 2002


South Korean AF

Lockheed Martin F-16D

 

 

Engine failure, Sangju, Kyongsang Province, South Korea

Ejected

 

ACES II

ejected

 

ACES II 

4th October 2002


South Korean AF

F-4E Phantom II

 

Kunsan AB, South Korea

Engine fire. Kunsan AB, South Korea

Pilot ejected

 

 Martin-Baker
H7AF

RIO ejected

 

 Martin-Baker
H7AF

Thursday 13th November 2003
South Korean Air Force
KAI KT-1 trainer   Sachon crashed on a river bank shortly after taking off from an air base      
instructor ejected safely trainee pilot was killed Martin-Baker Mk.16
13th July 2005
South Korean AF
      crashed into the sea      
     
13th July 2005
South Korean AF
      crashed into the sea      
     
Friday 5th May 2006
South Korean AF
A-37  "Black Eagle" aerobatic flight team. Suwon air base, South Korea Crashed onto the Suwon Air Base, south of Seoul at an air show on Friday noon pilot Kim Do-hyun  was killed  
Wednesday / Thursday
7/8th June 2006
8:20 p.m

South Korean AF
F-15K Eagle   Daegu air base Crashed into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) some 30 miles (48 km) off the coast of Pohang Maj. Sung Dae Kim killed Captain Lee Jae-uk killed  
Friday 27th January 2006
9:50 a.m. (0050 GMT)

South Korean
F-16C
Block 32A
85-1576
19th Fighter Wing
 Jungwon AB
Following take-off from  its base near city of Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, located some 150 kilometers southeast of Seoul
    an  F-16C similar to this was lost     photo ROKAF

The pilot, a 35-year-old Major Kim, ejected with minor injuries

ACES II
Tuesday 13th February 2007
11:00

South Korean AF
KF-16C 93-4053
KC-33
155th Fighter Squadron at Jungweon AB, South Korea During a training flight crashed  into the West Sea near a shooting range in Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province Air Force Pilot Wu ejected ACES II
Friday
20th July 2007
9pm (2200 AEST)

South Korean AF
KF-16D
Block 52
93-4117 Seosan AFB On a night training mission. Crashed  into the Yellow Sea off South Korea's west coast during a night training exercise no ejections reported
Lt. Park In-chul
presumed dead

[Lt. Park's father, Maj. Park Myung-ryul, was killed in an F-4E that crashed in 1984]

Lt. Col. Lee Kyu-jin
presumed dead
Monday 7th April 2008
09:40

South Korean AF
RF-4C
Phantom II
  39th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Suwon Air Base,
Seoul
SurveillanceTraining mission. Crashed hill in east of Wonju, Gangwon Province     Martin-Baker
H7AF
Captain ???
ejected
rescued from a tree which his parachute had snagged
1st lieutenant Ryu
ejected
suffered minor facial injuries
Martin-Baker
H7AF
Neither badly hurt. Both taken to a nearby hospital for treatment
 
South Korean AF
             
                 
                 
                 

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