F-16 pilot ejects safely near Kunsan Air Base, South Korea

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Monday as the F-16 was landing.

F-16 pilot ejects safely near Kunsan Air Base, South Korea

An Air Force pilot safely ejected from an F-16 that crashed while landing at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea, according to the 8th Fighter Wing.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard the fighter, was transported to a medical facility for treatment of minor injuries, a wing news release says.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Monday near the base's runway, the news release says. No further information about how the crash happened was immediately available.

Air Force Col. Col. Tad Clark, commander of the 8th Fighter Wing, has temporarily suspended all military and civilian flights.

Investigators will determine the cause of the crash.

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