Seosan Air Base

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Seosan Air Base
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner ROKAF
Operator ROKAF
Location Seosan, South Korea
Elevation AMSL 39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 36°42′20″N 126°29′14″E / 36.70556°N 126.48722°E / 36.70556; 126.48722
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03R/21L 9,000 concrete
03L/21R 9,000 concrete
Source: DAFIF[2]

Seosan Air Base (IATA: HMY[1], ICAO: RKTP) is located near Seosan city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

Units stationed[edit]

KF-16D landing at Seosan

The base is home to the ROKAF 20th Fighter Wing (제20전투비행단), comprising:

  • 120th Fighter Squadron flying KF-16C/D (Block52)
  • 121st Fighter Squadron flying KF-16C/D (Block52)
  • 123rd Fighter Squadron flying KF-16C/D (Block52)
  • 157th Fighter Squadron flying KF-16C/D (Block52)

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 18 September 1997, KF-16C #92-004 crashed due to engine failure, the pilot ejected successfully[3]
  • 26 February 2002, KF-16C-52 #93-4087 crashed due to an engine fire, the pilot ejected successfully[4]
  • 20 July 2007, KF-16D #93-117 crashed at sea on a night flight from Seosan, both crewmen were killed[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Airline and Airport Code Search". IATA. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Airport information for RKTI at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ "18 Sep 1997 General Dynamics KF-16C". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "26 Feb 2002 General Dynamics KF-16C-52". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "20 Jul 2007 General Dynamics KF-16D". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2013.