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.