A fighter jet of the South Korean air force crashed in the country's northeastern region, with two pilots escaping safely from the jet, Yonhap news agency said Monday.

Iran PressAsia: The fighter, presumed to be a KA-1 light attack aircraft, crashed in Hoengseong county, some 140 km east of Seoul, at about 11:40 a.m. local time (0240 GMT).

The two pilots aboard escaped safely and were transferred to a nearby hospital. The combat plane fell in a field, and no civilian casualty has been reported yet.

The military authorities were reportedly investigating the exact cause of the crash.


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