Jungwon Air Base

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Jungwon Air Base
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F-16 takes off from Jungwon Air Base
IATA: JWO[1]ICAO: RKTI
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner ROKAF
Operator ROKAF
Location Chungju, South Korea
Elevation AMSL 281 ft / 86 m
Coordinates 37°01′48″N 127°53′07″E / 37.03000°N 127.88528°E / 37.03000; 127.88528
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18R/34L 2,884 9,330 concrete
34R/16L 2,750 9,021 concrete
Source: DAFIF[2]

Jungwon Air Base (IATA: JWOICAO: RKTI) (sometimes K-75 Air Base or Choongwon Air Base) is located near Chungju city in North Chungcheong province, South Korea.

Units stationed[edit]

USAF airmen practice runway repair at Jungwon in 2009

The base is home to the ROKAF 19th Fighter Wing (제19전투비행단), comprising:

  • 161st Fighter Squadron flying F-16C/D (Block32)
  • 162nd Fighter Squadron flying F-16C/D (Block32)
  • 155th Fighter Squadron flying KF-16C/D (Block52)
  • 159th Fighter Squadron flying KF-16C/D (Block52)

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 30 June 2003, F-16 made a hard landing, the pilot ejected successfully
  • 27 January 2006, F-16C #85-1576 crashed shortly after takeoff, the pilot ejected successfully[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". IATA. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Airport information for RKTI at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ "Chronological listing of South Korean losses and ejections". Ejection-history.org.uk. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 

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