SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) # A U.S. U-2 spy plane crashed near the South Korean capital Seoul on Sunday after its pilot ejected, a U.S. military spokesman said.
The pilot’s condition had not been disclosed, the Pentagon’s Maj. Ted Wadsworth said.
The reconnaissance plane went down near Camp Humphries, a U.S. base about 35 miles (50 km) south of Seoul near the town of Hwasong, the spokesman said.
Residents in the area said the plane injured three people on the ground, and heavily damaged a house and an automobile repair shop.
It is believed the aircraft took off from a U.S. air base in Osan, not far from the crash site in Hwasong City, south of Seoul.