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    Air Force Pilot Ejects as F-16 Crashes in South Korea

    Air Force Pilot Ejects as F-16 Crashes in South Korea

    An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Saturday morning in a field near Osan Air in South . The incident is under investigation.

    “An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing crashed in an agricultural area,” officials said in a release. “At the time of the accident, the pilot was participating in a routine daytime training sortie.”

    The pilot safely ejected and was transported to the nearest medical facility, where they were listed in stable condition. The pilot was not identified in the press release.

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    “While we don't have any additional information yet, we are relieved the pilot safely ejected and there were no other injuries,” Col. Henry R. Jeffress III, the 8th Fighter Wing commander, said in the news release. “The U.S. Air Force will stand up an independent Safety Investigation Board to review all data and evidence related to today's incident and use that information to determine its cause and prescribe any corrective safety measures to ensure the safety of the F-16 fleet.”

    Yonhap News Agency, a major media outlet in South Korea, reported that the F-16 crashed in Pyeongtaek, 60 kilometers south of . Citing local police and fire departments, Yonhap said the jet “crashed into a field and caught fire, resulting in the aircraft being mostly destroyed.”

    The crash comes as the Pentagon has moved more F-16s to the Pacific this…

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