A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter crashed when it landed at Holloman Air Base in New Mexico. The pilot was able to eject. This was reported Monday, July 13, by representatives of 49 squadron of the Air Force of the country.
The catastrophe occurred at 6:00 PM local time.
“The only pilot on board has successfully ejected, now he is being treated for minor injuries,” the squadron said on Twitter.
Emergency services are working at the scene of the accident. The reasons for the incident are being clarified.
According to Fox News, this is the fifth crash of a combat aircraft in the United States since May.
An F-16 warplane crashed at U.S. Air Force Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina July 1, killing the fighter pilot.
Earlier, on June 15, it became known that the U.S. F-15 fighter plane crashed into the North Sea off the coast of the English county of Yorkshire. The fighter conducted a training flight, the ship crashed near Flamborough Head Cape, in the eastern part. Only the pilot was on board.