Fighter jet crashes in South Korea’s Seosan: pilot makes emergency escape

Baku, September 21, AZERTAC
A KF-16 fighter jet crashed during takeoff from its base in the southwestern county of Seosan on Thursday, and the lone pilot safely ejected before being taken to a hospital, Yonhap News Agency reports citing the South Korean Air Force.
The jet belonging to the 20th Fighter Wing went down at the base in Seosan, some 120 kilometers southwest of Seoul, at 8:20 a.m. while taking off on an unspecified mission, the Air Force said.
"The pilot has made an emergency ejection and is safe," the Air Force said in a text message to reporters.
No civilian damage was reported as the accident occurred within the base.
The Air Force has formed a taskforce to determine the exact cause of the crash.

World 2023-09-21 16:53:00