Pilot error behind Korean Air Force jet crash during Singapore Airshow: Probe

The accident occurred at about 1.20pm on Feb 6 during the Singapore Airshow, when an aircraft from the Black Eagles eight-member aerobatic team skidded and crashed into the grass verge at the side of Changi Airport's Runway 1 and caught fire.
The accident occurred at about 1.20pm on Feb 6 during the Singapore Airshow, when an aircraft from the Black Eagles eight-member aerobatic team skidded and crashed into the grass verge at the side of Changi Airport's Runway 1 and caught fire.PHOTO: ST READER

Republic of Korea Air Force said pilot committed errors while taking off for aerial display; aircraft flaw ruled out

Pilot error caused the fiery Korean Air Force jet crash during the Singapore Airshow in February, according to an official investigation by the Republic of Korea Air Force.

Following a month-long probe, the South Korean air force said the pilot had made a series of errors while taking off for an aerial display. "There was no aircraft flaw," it declared, according to South Korean media reports.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2018, with the headline 'Probe: Pilot error behind air show crash'. Print Edition | Subscribe