F-16 crashes near Osan Air Base, pilot OK

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  • By 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base crashed in an agricultural area approximately 10 nautical miles from Osan Air Base at approximately 9:45 a.m. May 6, 2023.  

The pilot ejected safely and was transported to the Osan Air Base Urgent Care Center for evaluation and monitoring. The pilot is in stable condition and no other injuries have been reported.  First responders are currently at the scene.

 “While we don’t have any additional information yet, we are relieved the pilot safely ejected and there were no other injuries,” said Col. Henry R. Jeffress, III, 8th Fighter Wing commander. “The US Air Force will standup an independent Safety Investigation Board to review all data and evidence related to today’s incident and use that information to determine its cause and prescribe any corrective safety measures to ensure the safety of the F-16 fleet.”

 Please contact the 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 0505-784-4044 or 51FWPA@US.AF.MIL.