Two fighter jets crash in S Korea

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 14:38

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.

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First Published: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 14:38

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