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posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 05:43 PM
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Ok guys, a little help is needed.A buddy of mine is seeking information on a Viper accident, but very few details are known. A pilot name, which shall remain private, a time frame of the mid 1990s, based it Korea. The pilot claims that he is now legally blind, and it was caused by a depressurization of the aircraft during the mishap flight.

I know that it was part of the 51st Fighter Wing, as they've been assigned to Korea since 1990. That seems to narrow it down to the 36th Fighter Squadron, who has been a part of the 51st Fighter Group since 1990. But that's all I have to go on.

Any takers for some research assistance?




posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

There's a couple like this one link


edit on 11-11-2015 by reldra because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: reldra

The only way I have to confirm it is the name that I have, so all the links you guys can find would be helpful. I'll pass them along so my buddy can figure it out. We're pretty sure the person is question is BSing, but we're trying to confirm one way or the other.



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: reldra

It's possible that it wasn't Korea, but to the best of my friend's knowledge it was. He's certain it was in the 90s, and a Viper.



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 01:47 AM
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Tried PilotPrune?They are usually good at finding such happenings.
PilotPrune


RAB

posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 03:55 AM
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Hi,

Try the database on F16.net

I cannot post the linkage phones playup.

RAB


RAB

posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 04:30 AM
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www.f-16.net...

One line lots of info

RAB



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 05:31 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Did a few open checks, nothing flags up so without further info id call BS
ne or more of the facts are not facts but fiction:

F16 - ?
Cockpit depresurrised?
pilot blinded?

The closest I could find was an incident in 2009 where rapid decompression had caused temporary eye defects 20/25 2days after the event and cleared up by d6. not saying it cant happen though.

Can you give any detail what exactly raised the bs flag in the first place? there must have been something that didnt add up?



. photos or it didnt happen! lol



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: urbanfox

The guy has been saying for awhile now that it happened, and my friend has always been a little suspicious. He just didn't know enough to be able to say yes it was, or no it wasn't.

He forgot about it until the guy started up again, and I figured I'd ask you guys for help, since you're some of the best aviation researchers I've met.



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: urbanfox

........and I figured I'd ask you guys for help, since you're some of the best aviation researchers I've met.


From you thats a hell of a compliment to anyone trying to assist



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 08:31 AM
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a reply to: urbanfox

I watched this forum take a picture of a piece of instrument panel, and not only identify the type of aircraft, but find the specific crash information in under 15 minutes. It's a well earned compliment.



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 08:51 AM
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Wiki alsohas a list of List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft (1990–99) the only flagging korea
is



15 January 1992
Lockheed U-2R, 68-10332, Article 054 of the 9th SRW crashed into the Sea of Japan off the Korean coast this date while on flight out of Osan Air Base, South Korea, pilot Capt. Marty McGregor killed. This was the first of five U-2 losses (and four pilots) suffered by the newly formed Air Combat Command in its first five years. Prior to the ACC takeover, there had been no Class A mishaps in the previous eight years. A team of six old U-2 hands, known as the "Graybeard panel," was assembled by ACC to examine the problem.[53]



also check this site ejection history




Im assuming a couple of things here...
1) the cause was failure of systems/birdstrike etc or he would have..shot down or crashed or midair collision etc.
2) Im also assuming that any injury like that would be instant ? and he is therefore either saying he ejected or he landed blind?


sorry not trying to put words into anyones mouth just trying to piece together some detail.

maybe we should take a step backwards and if its in another forum someone could express interest and ask more since he seems happy to talk



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: reldra

I did some digging and this was the best case I could find that meets most of the criteria. No depressurization though. I searched through the mishap database at f-16.net from 1990-2000 and couldn't really find much else that would match. It mentions his name in that AIB.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 08:50 PM
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You guys are awesome. Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.



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