An F-16C Viper crashed throughout a touchdown Monday night at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico and emergency crews are at the scene.
The pilot of the fighter jet managed to eject and suffered minor accidents, a press release mentioned. An investigation is underway. The incident is the fifth fighter jet crash since May and the second F-16 crash in the previous two weeks.
The jet, which crashed at about 6 p.m. native time, was assigned to the 49th Wing.
On July 1, an Air Force pilot was killed in an F-16 crash throughout a “routine coaching mission” in South Carolina. In mid-June, a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed into the North Sea off the coast of northern England throughout a routine coaching train, additionally killing its pilot.