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Two pilots feared dead in S Korean fighter jet crash

Both pilots aboard a South Korean jet fighter that crashed in the Yellow Sea off the country's western coast on Friday were feared dead.

world Updated: Jul 21, 2007 11:25 IST
AFP

Both pilots aboard a South Korean jet fighter that crashed in the Yellow Sea off the country's western coast on Friday were feared dead, air force authorities said on Saturday.

"Some wreckage was found and the two pilots are feared dead," the Air Force said in a statement.

Helicopters, surveillance planes and patrol boats were combing the crash site, it said.

The KF-16 jet crashed in the West Sea around 9:00 pm (1200 GMT) on Friday after taking off from its base in Seosan, some 150 km (94 miles) southwest of Seoul, the air force said.

First Published: Jul 21, 2007 11:22 IST