U.S. F-16 fighter jet crashes during training flight in South Korea, pilot safely ejected

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11th December 2023 – (Seoul) A U.S. F-16 fighter jet has crashed in South Korea during a routine training flight, according to a report by the Yonhap news agency. Citing a military source, the report states that the pilot managed to eject safely from the aircraft. The crash occurred in close proximity to the U.S. Air Force base located in Gunsan.

While the Yonhap news agency has reported on the incident, South Korea’s defence ministry spokesman has yet to confirm the details. Furthermore, attempts to reach U.S. military officials in South Korea for comment have been unsuccessful at this time.