Aviation Photo #0952636 Northrop F-20A Tigershark - Untitled (Northrop)

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The Northrop F-20 Tigershark was a private venture in competition with the F-16. Also known as the F-5G it was a vastly improved version of the F-5E Tiger II. This was the first of three built and this one crashed on 10th October 1984 whilst on demonstration to the Korean Airforce and five months later another crashed in Alaska. No orders were ever placed. The aircraft here was allocated a USAF serial 82-062 and is seen at the Farnborough Airshow.
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    Northrop F-20A Tigershark
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    Northrop F-20 Tigershark
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    September 4, 1984
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12 years ago
The second F-20 crash took place in Goose Bay, Canada, not Alaska. Cause was G-LOC.
This was an aircraft superior to the F-16 in many areas. Darrell Cornell was killed in the Korean crash a little over a month after this picture was taken.
9 years ago
I was stationed at Suwon AB Korea on the 10th of October 1984 and saw this aircraft crash just after the pilot ejected into a rice patty. (The plane was upside down aprox. 100 feet off the ground.) kinda weird seeing it again.
9 years ago
My uncle was a test pilot on the F-20. He was fortunate enough to be pilot of the one that has so far survived. His name was Daniel McCorry. I do not remember the rank he was. He said that he loved this plane. It was a personal favorite of his and he wished that it had gone into production. Very unfortunate that the other 2 crashed
8 years ago
Clarity and action!

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