Overseas network, December 3, according to South Korean media reports on the 2nd, a U.S. F-16 fighter plane landed in South Koreas Qunshan airport the same day in an accident, a pilot was injured.
Data chart: F-16 fighter (Yonhap)
At 3:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, the F-16 of the 8th US Air Force combat regiment landed on the runway of Qunshan airport. The pilot was slightly injured during the ejection, and has been taken to hospital for treatment.
After the incident, the 8th US Air Force combat flight group ordered the military and civilian flights of Qunshan airport to be completely grounded for safety reasons, and began to investigate.
Information chart: U.S. F-16 fighters at Wushan base, South Korea (China Central Daily)
For the cause of the accident, the US military was vague.
South Korean media said it was not clear why the pilot ejected and the condition of the aircraft.
Information chart: a civil aviation airliner takes off from Qunshan Airport (Yonhap)
Recently, the South Korean media has disclosed that the US military in South Korea charges a high usage fee at Qunshan airport. Qunshan airport is located in Qunshan City, quanluo North Road, South Korea. It is a dual-use airport. When airlines use this airport, they need to pay the US military for the use of the airport runway.
As the usage fee is three times the same as that of other airports, a landing on the runway needs about 400000 won, equivalent to nearly 2500 yuan, which has aroused public dissatisfaction in South Korea.
Source: editor in charge of overseas website: Li Zaixing, nbjs9026