South Korean Air Force pilot killed in F-5 crash: report

The jet crashed into a mountain in Hwaseong, about 50km south of the capital , according to military authorities.

The single-pilot on board failed to eject and was killed in the , the ministry said in a statement.

The said it was investigating the cause of the .

The F-5E is an older generation fighter jet with a design that dates back to the 1960s, CNA reported. 

Last week, grounded its entire fleet of advanced , after one of them was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing after a major systems malfunction.

After the landing gear on the jet stopped working, the pilot chose not to eject and instead landed the jet on its belly, walking away without any injuries.

No further details have been released on the cause of the crash.


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