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US f-16 jet crashes south of Seoul during training

According to the US military, a US F-16 fighter jet crashed in an agricultural area south of Seoul on Saturday during a training exercise, but there were no deaths or property damage.

According to the US Air Force, the pilot safely ejected before the accident and was brought to the nearest hospital.

According to the statement, “an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing crashed in an agricultural area near Osan Air Base at about 9:45 a.m.”

The collision occurred during a routine training exercise, according to the statement, which added that an inquiry was underway.

Gyeonggi Governor Kim Dong-yeon announced on Twitter that the local fire department was summoned to the crash site and doused the fire.

Because the incident occurred in a remote region, there were no casualties or property damage, according to local media.

“There are no civilian homes nearby the crash, causing no further damage (other than the jet),” a police officer was reported by the Yonhap news agency as saying.

Washington is Seoul’s most important security ally, with approximately 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea to assist safeguard it from the North.

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