A US F-16 fighter jet crashed during training Saturday morning near a major US military base in South Korea, the US military said in a news release.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed “in an agricultural area” near Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, at 9:45 am local time, the US Air Force said in a statement.
The lone pilot was safely ejected and transported to the nearest medical facility, the military said. No civilians were injured in the incident.
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The military said the pilot was participating in a routine daytime training sortie at the time of the crash, adding that the military is investigating the cause of the crash.
In a post on Twitter, the governor of South Korea’s Gyeonggi province, Kim Dong-yeon, wrote that local firefighters have been sent to put out the blaze, noting that there is no risk of an explosion. secondary due to the accident.
“The Gyeonggi-do Fire and Disaster Headquarters was immediately dispatched to extinguish the fire and save lives, and there is no risk of a secondary explosion,” Governor Dong-yeon wrote in a translated post.
The military has not yet released the pilot’s name.
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The 51st Fighter Wing’s public affairs office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.