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FA-50s fly on patrol ahead of PyeongChang Olympics: Air Force

10:40 January 01, 2018

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Yonhap) -- A formation of three fighter jets flew on patrol over the Korean Peninsula as part of a New Year's Day celebration and to highlight the country's aspirations for a successful PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games slated for next month, the Air Force said Monday.

The FA-50 light attack fighters from the 8th Combat Air Wing based in Wonju, Gangwon Province, made a flight, it said. PyeongChang is also situated in the same province.

The Air Force said it has bolstered readiness as part of efforts to ensure safety and security ahead of the start of the global sporting event. The first mega winter sports event in South Korea will be held from Feb. 9 to 25 under the slogan "Passion. Connected."

A three-plane formation of FA-50 fighter jets flies on patrol near the Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang on Jan. 1, 2018. (Yonhap)

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