An outdated F-4E Phantom fighter operated by the Korean Air Force experienced an engine fireplace and crashed into the sea although carrying out a mission. It was uncovered that there have been no accidents.
In accordance to the Air Drive on the 12th, an F-4E fighter that took off from Suwon 10th Fighter Wing base at 11:41 am on the very same day and was performing the mission crashed 9 km south of Jeongok Port in Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do about 12:20pm.
The fighter was returning from a mission and returning to base, when the engine caught fire. Immediately after the pilots learned about this, they turned to the beach front the place there were no non-public houses and manufactured an emergency escape.
The Air Power explained the two rescued pilots had been taken to the Aerospace Clinical Heart and are in good wellbeing. No civilian casualties have been confirmed so considerably.
The crashed F-4E aircraft was introduced in the late 1970s and is nevertheless in use by the Korean Air Drive. In January this calendar year, a KF-5E fighter operated at the same base crashed through takeoff, killing the pilot Main Sim Jeong-min.
With this as an prospect, the Air Pressure was hoping to retire the F-4 and F-5 as soon as achievable by introducing more F-35A and FA-50 together with the KF-21 Boramae which is at present remaining produced of time In the meantime, after 50 % a calendar year, an additional incident transpired on an outdated fighter plane.
The Air Pressure has proven an incident countermeasures committee chaired by Deputy Chief of Staff Yun Byung-ho to ascertain the bring about, and has grounded all plane except for reconnaissance property and emergency reserve forces. The F-4E that crashed will continue to be grounded until finally the induce is determined.