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F-16 vs. C-130 at Osan

Unread postPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 12:54
by mekong68
Anyone have any recollection of a ground incident that happened at Osan back in circa 1989? An Osan F-16 taxiing ended up taxiing right into a empenage section (not sure if it was the horizontal, elevator or beaver tail) of a Yokota aircraft (I believe it was a Yokota assigned C-130). I know Yokota sent an MRT to fix things.

Re: F-16 vs. C-130 at Osan

Unread postPosted: 09 Dec 2017, 03:51
by billjohan
I was there when it happened. I believe the F-16 lost its brakes or something and someone wasn't paying attention. Seemed to be a combination of factors, like what is often the case. It was probably a Yokota C-130 TDY to Osan.

Re: F-16 vs. C-130 at Osan

Unread postPosted: 09 Dec 2017, 16:18
by Jon
billjohan wrote:I was there when it happened. I believe the F-16 lost its brakes or something and someone wasn't paying attention. Seemed to be a combination of factors, like what is often the case. It was probably a Yokota C-130 TDY to Osan.


Do you remember the date? How did this play out in the end?

Thank you,
Jon

Re: F-16 vs. C-130 at Osan

Unread postPosted: 11 Dec 2017, 00:32
by billjohan
Pretty sure it was between Jun and Dec '90. Can't recall the specifics but I think the F-16 was the worse for wear.

Re: F-16 vs. C-130 at Osan

Unread postPosted: 14 Dec 2017, 12:56
by mekong68
billjohan wrote:Pretty sure it was between Jun and Dec '90. Can't recall the specifics but I think the F-16 was the worse for wear.


Thanks...I know it occurred prior to Aug 1990 as I arrived at Yokota in Aug 1990. It was a Yokota acft and damage to teh C-130 was not too bad but significant damage to the F-16 as the vertical impacted the C-130 and the vertical is boron composite on F-16s.