Two fighter jets crash in S Korea

Two fighter jets crashed into a mountain in South Korea during a routine training flight Tuesday, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Updated: Mar 02, 2010, 14:38 PM IST

Moscow: Two fighter jets crashed into a mountain in South Korea during a routine training flight Tuesday, the Yonhap news agency reported.
The accident took place near the coastal city of Gangneung, about 237 km east of Seoul.

`We are currently searching for the missing pilots near the area,` Yonhap quoted an air force official as saying.

The official said two rescue helicopters have been dispatched to the site where the two F-5 Tiger fighter jets crashed.

South Korea reportedly has 174 F-5E/F Tiger II fighters in service with its air force.

Bureau Report