fighter jet crashes off Korean coast – media

26 fighter jet crashes off Korean coast – media

An F-16 fighter jet operated by US Forces Korea (USFK) crashed throughout a coaching train over the Yellow Sea on Monday morning, the information company Yonhap reported, citing army sources.

The incident occurred at round 9am native day off the nation’s western coast close to the town of Gunsan in North Jeolla Province, the report stated. The pilot of the warplane ejected and was rescued at sea. No official affirmation of the information was instantly obtainable.

The F-16 is one in every of about 30 that are a part of the US eighth Fighter Wing, which shares Kunsan Air Base with South Korean army belongings. 

That is the second such incident this yr: a US-operated F-16 crashed in Might close to Osan Air Base within the northwest of the nation. The pilot, who was taking part in a coaching routine, ejected and was safely recovered, the US army stated on the time.

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