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Jungwon Air Base
IATA: none – 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 / 37.03°N 127.88528°E / 37.03; 127.88528
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18R/34L 2,884 9,330 concrete
34R/16L 2,750 9,021 concrete
Source: DAFIF[1]

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

Units stationedEdit

Defense.gov photo essay 090819-F-9617W-154

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)

Incidents and accidentsEdit

  • 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[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Airport information for RKTI at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. "Chronological listing of South Korean losses and ejections". Ejection-history.org.uk. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Country-By-Country/Korea_South.htm. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 

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