An F-35A Joint Strike Fighter crashed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Tuesday evening following a routine nighttime training flight.
An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron of the 33rd Fighter Wing, crashed around 9:30 p.m. local time on May 19 upon landing base. The pilot, who is in stable condition, successfully ejected and was transported to the 96th Medical Group Hospital at Eglin for evaluation and monitoring.
First responders from the 96th Test Wing responded to the scene. There was no loss of life or damage to civilian property. The name of the pilot is not being released this time. The accident is under investigation.
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