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South Korean Air Force Fighter Crashes While Gaining Altitude - Air Force

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South Korean F-5E - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.01.2022
SEOUL (Sputnik) - US-manufactured South Korean F-5E fighter aircraft has crashed while gaining altitude after takeoff from the air base in Suwon, South Korean Air Force said on Tuesday.
The incident occurred on Tuesday at 01:44 p. m. local time (04:44 GMT).
"Now it is being determined whether the pilot has ejected," the military said.
The South Korean Yonhap news agency reported that the fighter jet crashed into a mountain in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi province. The cause of the accident is yet to be determined.
The Northrop F-5 is a family of supersonic light fighter aircraft designed in the late 1950s by the US aerospace and defence Northrop Grumman Corporation.
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