A South Korean twin-seater KF-16D fighter jet crashed into the West Sea on Wednesday, both the pilots were rescued safely.
The KF-16D warplane fell into the sea for an unidentified reason at 12:13 p.m., 13 minutes after departing from an air base in Gunsan, 274 kilometers south of Seoul, it said in a text message sent to reporters. The pilots immediately ejected and were rescued, Yonhap reported quoting South Korean Air Force as saying in a statement Wednesday.
"The two pilots are currently returning to their base, and their condition is confirmed to be good," it said.
The Air Force formed a task force to verify the exact cause of the crash. The KF-16D was delivered to the Air Force in the late 1990s.
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