USAF F-16 Crashes in S.Korea While Attempting to Land, Pilot Ejects Safely

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USAF F-16 Crashes in S.Korea While Attempting to Land, Pilot Ejects Safely

The pilot of a United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 fighter jet that crashed near Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, on Monday afternoon “while performing a routine landing,” has ejected safely.

“The pilot ejected safely with minor injuries and has been transported to a medical facility. The pilot was the only person onboard the aircraft. The aircraft was assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea,” the Air Force said in a statement.

The 8th Fighter Wing commander has currently suspended all military and civilian flying operations to ensure the safety and security of people and assets, the statement read.

A board of officers will investigate the incident. Additional details will be provided as they become available.

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