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PRESS RELEASE: Kunsan Air Base runway reopened

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing taxi down the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 19, 2019. The 8th FW is home to two fighter squadrons, the 35th Fight Squadron “Pantons” and 80th FS “Juvats.” They perform air and space control roles including counter air, strategic attack, interdiction and close-air support missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing taxi down the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 19, 2019. The 8th FW is home to two fighter squadrons, the 35th Fight Squadron “Pantons” and 80th FS “Juvats.” They perform air and space control roles including counter air, strategic attack, interdiction and close-air support missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

The 8th Fighter Wing commander reopened the installation runway at approximately 3:00 p.m. today for all military and civilian flying operations.


Following an aircraft incident on Dec. 2, the runway was closed to ensure the safety and security of people and assets.


A safety board is continuing to investigate the incident. Additional details will be provided as they become available.