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Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 16:16

S Korean fighter jet crashes

By Xinhua

SEOUL - A South Korean fighter jet on Wednesday crashed in the southeastern region, with no casualty reported, Yonhap news agency reported citing the military.

The KF-16 combat plane went down at about 4 pm (0700 GMT) in the southeastern county of Cheongsong for an unidentified reason. The Air Force formed a task force to investigate the incident.

Two pilots successfully ejected from the falling plane. At the site, fire broke out after the crash.

No casualties have been reported as the fighter jet crashed at a nearby hill where there are no private residences.

The fallen plane belongs to the Air Force's 19th Fighter Wing.

The latest crash of a fighter jet happened on Sept 26, 2013 when an F-5E combat plane fell down in the central region. No casualty was reported during the incident.

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