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4 killed in collision of 2 South Korean Air Force trainer jets

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SEOUL, 1st April, 2022 (WAM) — Two Air Force KT-1 trainer jets collided in midair and crashed in southern South Korea today, killing all four pilots.

In a statement carried by Yonhap news agency, Air Force and local disaster response officials said that the jets went down in a rice paddy in Sacheon, about 300 kilometers south of Seoul, after colliding with each other in midair.

Over 62 firefighters and emergency responders were dispatched to the crash site, the Air Force added.

Moreover, the Air Force formed a task force, led by its deputy chief of staff, to handle the aftermath of the accident with a plan to look into what caused it.

According to the Air Force, this is the first midair collision of two KT-1 jets, and the first such accident involving any pair of Air Force planes since two F-5E fighter jets collided in 2008.

WAM/Amjad Saleh

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