February 1982 Korean Air Force C-123 accident

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February 1982 Korean Air Force C-123 accident
Accident
Aircraft
Aircraft type Fairchild C-123J
Operator Republic of Korea Air Force
Destination Jeju International Airport, Jeju, South Korea
Passengers 47
Crew 6
Fatalities 53 (all)
Survivors 0

On February 6, 1982, a Republic of Korea Air Force Fairchild C-123J crashed while on approach to Jeju International Airport, Jeju, South Korea. All 47 passengers and 6 crew were killed in the impact. It remains the fourth-worst accident in South Korean aviation history.[1] The aircraft was engaged in a training mission and encountered bad weather before crashing near to Mount Halla, a dormant volcano.[2][3]

The 47 soldiers belonged to the army's elite 707th special missions battalion, making the accident the single costliest day in the units history.[4]

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