US F-16 fighter jet crashes in South Korean waters
A US F-16 fighter jet crashed in the waters off South Korea's western coast, as reported by local media on Wednesday.
The pilot safely ejected from the aircraft and is reported to be in stable condition, according to Yonhap News, based in Seoul.
The incident involved a jet from the 8th Fighter Wing stationed at Kunsan Air Base, located approximately 180 kilometers (112 miles) to the south of Seoul. The crash occurred at around 8:41 a.m. and was attributed to an 'in-flight emergency,' as stated by the US Air Force.
Notably, this marks the third F-16 crash in South Korea within a year. In the previous month, an F-16 fighter jet went down in the Yellow Sea during routine training, while in May of the preceding year, another F-16 fighter jet had crashed near Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, as reported by the agency.