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U.S. spy plane crashes near Seoul

A U.S. U-2 reconnaissance plane crashed today just south of Seoul, injuring three civilians. The pilot had ejected prior to the crash, and his whereabouts are yet to be disclosed. The U-2 is a single-seat, high-altitude aircraft, commonly used for reconnaissance missions.

Since the Korean War, the border between North and South Korea has been heavily fortified by U.S. troops. Currently, an estimated 37,000 U.S. troops are based in South Korea to defend against the communist North.

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