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U.S. F-16 fighter crashed near shores of South Korea

U.S. F-16 fighter crashed near shores of South Korea An American F-16 crashed near the shores of South Korea (photo: GettyImages)

A U.S. F-16 fighter jet crashed in waters off the western coast of South Korea on Wednesday, January 31, according to Yonhap.

It is reported that a military aircraft crashed into the waters near the city of Gunsan, approximately 274 kilometers south of Seoul, at around 8:40 am local time on Wednesday. The pilot decided to eject.

"The fighter jet crashed into the water and the rescued pilot is safe," an anonymous source informed Yonhap.

It is noted that Gunsan hosts a U.S. military airbase where F-16 aircraft are stationed.

American military aircraft accidents

On December 12, near the shores of South Korea in the Yellow Sea, a U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed. The pilot was rescued in the Yellow Sea by the South Korean Coast Guard.

On November 30, a U.S. Army V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, carrying six people, crashed into the sea off the coast of western Japan, resulting in the death of at least one crew member.

In August, an American Osprey crashed near the shores of northern Australia during troop transport as part of military exercises, leading to the deaths of three U.S. Marines.

Additionally, in May, a U.S. Air Force F-18 fighter jet crashed during a demonstration flight at an aviation base in Spain. The pilot successfully ejected.