Jungwon Air Base

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Jungwon Air Base
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F-16C takes off from Jungwon Air Base
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Republic of Korea Air Force
Operator Republic of Korea Air Force
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: JWO, ICAO: RKTI) (sometimes K-75 Air Base or Choongwon Air Base) is located near Chungju, 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 (Block 32)
  • 162nd Fighter Squadron flying F-16C/D (Block 32)
  • 155th Fighter Squadron flying KF-16C/D (Block 52)
  • 159th Fighter Squadron flying KF-16C/D (Block 52)

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. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 

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