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2 South Korea Air Force Planes Collide Midair, 4 Pilots Reportedly Killed

English News2 South Korea Air Force Planes Collide Midair, 4 Pilots Reportedly Killed

Two South Korean air force planes collided in mid-air Friday, killing four pilots, Seoul’s military said.

The KT-1 trainer jets crashed near the city of Sacheon, about 300 kilometres south of the capital Seoul, according to military authorities.

“Two KT-1 trainer jets at the Sacheon Air Base collided in mid-air while training and crashed,” the defence ministry said in a statement.

Four pilots were killed in the accident, it added.

The air force will “check the exact situation of damage and investigate the cause of the accident”, the statement said.

More than 30 firefighters and emergency responders were dispatched to the crash site, the Yonhap news agency reported.

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