US Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes into the Yellow Sea during a training flight in South Korea

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US Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes into the Yellow Sea during a training flight in South Korea

Another incident involving the fall of an aircraft happened to the Americans, this time an F-16 fighter from the US troops in South Korea crashed. This was reported by the South Korean news Yonhap agency.

A US Air Force F-16 fighter crashed into the Yellow Sea near the city of Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do Province, South Korea, on the morning of December 11, 2023. According to available data, the plane was making a training flight, was there any weapon, not reported. The fighter was part of the United States Forces in South Korea (USFK) and was based at the Kunsan Air Force Base, which is used for joint deployment of the South Korean and American air forces.



According to preliminary information, the fighter pilot ejected; nothing has been reported about his condition. The cause of the fall has not been determined and an investigation is underway.

Note that this is the second flight accident involving American troops in the Asia-Pacific region in recent days; on November 29, a tiltrotor CV-22 Osprey from the US Marine Corps crashed in Japan. There were eight people on board, all of them died. The cause of the crash has not yet been established, but the Pentagon has banned tiltrotor flights not only by the US Marine Corps, but also by the Air Force and Navy until further notice.

Another incident with an American fighter occurred on December 7, an F-15 SA of the country's Royal Air Force crashed in the east of Saudi Arabia, killing the crew of the aircraft.
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  1. +3
    11 December 2023 06: 12
    US Air Force F-16 fighter crashes into the Yellow Sea -

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    — Was the sea yellow before he fell there, or was it after? ...
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  2. +3
    11 December 2023 06: 15
    US Air Force F-16 fighter crashes into the Yellow Sea

    What good news...immediately my mood improved...I wish I could do this more often.
  3. -3
    11 December 2023 06: 16
    — Was the sea yellow before he fell there, or did it turn yellow after? ...


    And who, excuse me, are you asking, the author of the article?
  4. +3
    11 December 2023 06: 21
    He was looking for a helicopter and dived after it laughing
  5. Des
    -8
    11 December 2023 06: 34
    “Was the sea yellow before he fell there, or was it after?” "...What good news...immediately my mood improved...I wish I could do this more often." “Who are you asking, excuse me, the author of the article?”
    Three of us figured out the first three comments))).
    “In 2020, the Chinese portal Sohu, having analyzed the statistics of air battles involving the F-16, indicated that in battles with Soviet and Russian-made aircraft (which are the main potential opponents of NATO), the F-16 won 65 victories and did not suffer a single defeat.”
    The plane is amazing and laconic. Requires training from the pilot and technical personnel. Well, this is true everywhere.
    1. +5
      11 December 2023 07: 13
      in battles with Soviet and Russian-made aircraft (who are the main potential opponents of NATO), the F-16 scored 65 victories and did not suffer a single defeat


      Chance classic air combat in modern conditions tends to zero.
      It's like a joke about hand-to-hand combat
      To engage in hand-to-hand combat, a special forces soldier must:

      1) Dry out a machine gun, a pistol, a knife, a waist belt, a shoulder blade, a bulletproof vest, and a helmet on the battlefield.
      2) Find a flat platform on which no stones or sticks lie.
      3) Find the same gouging on it.

      And only after that, to join with him in melee.
      Modern airplane this is a flying platform designed for many types of weapons, from cruise missiles to bomb control; in fact, no one knows what a real modern battle will look like on aircraft generation 4+ and higher, since there were none. That is, we can only logically try to simulate the battle, nothing more.
      1. Des
        +1
        11 December 2023 07: 49
        Thank you for deigning to answer quite adequately (well, educational program)). For this, I will note that “It’s like in a joke about hand-to-hand combat,” the expression to some extent defines the concept of close combat in the air. At the same time, our (Russian) aviation industry places emphasis on high maneuverability in close combat of aircraft. But on the contrary, adversaries - for earlier detection and, accordingly, defeat at a long distance. But. The point is not in the objective characteristics of the aircraft and the concepts of the opponents))).
        Here.
        And in pedaling a blind opponent.
    2. -1
      11 December 2023 09: 22
      It’s interesting for what period the analysis of air battles was carried out and in which particular conflicts, after all, the state of combat readiness of a particular aircraft plays a significant role, and it, this state, directly depends on the financial well-being of the opponents.
    3. 0
      12 December 2023 11: 49
      Are there MiG29 or Su27 among those defeated?
    4. 0
      12 December 2023 11: 50
      Are there MiG29 or Su27 among those defeated?
  6. +3
    11 December 2023 06: 40
    An F-16 fighter jet from US troops crashed in South Korea.
    No country is immune from flight accidents and disasters. But this incident does not cause any feelings of regret, and the DPRK is even happy about it.
    1. +3
      11 December 2023 06: 44
      Well, if they hand over the F16 to the Kakeli (and they will be handed over sooner or later) - let’s see how they will manage accident-free flights.... Hasty training is a direct path to flight accidents. But they no longer have time to fully study.

      They have already distinguished themselves with tanks - even in the West they cried out that most of the breakdowns were caused by the kakels themselves.
  7. +3
    11 December 2023 07: 00
    Good news in the morning, dive more often Yankees.
  8. +4
    11 December 2023 07: 52
    I polluted the sea, you bastard. It was necessary to splash on the shore. Preferably to your database.
  9. +2
    11 December 2023 10: 23
    ...According to preliminary information, the fighter pilot ejected; nothing has been reported about his condition...

    It’s a pity that the crabs were left without dinner