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U.S. air force F-16 jet crashes, pilot injured

14 Jul 2020, 16:30 GMT+10

An F-16 fighter performs during the Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow, in Orange County, California, the United States, on Sept. 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong)

The pilot successfully ejected and suffered minor injuries.

NEW YORK, July 14 (Xinhua) -- A U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper fighter jet crashed during landing at the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico on Monday evening, causing minor injuries to the pilot.

"A U.S. Air Force F-16C Viper assigned to the 49th Wing crashed during landing at Holloman AFB at approximately 1800 MDT (2400 GMT) today. The sole pilot onboard successfully ejected, and is currently being treated for minor injuries," said a statement of 49th Wing Public Affairs published on the website of the Holloman Air Force Base.

Emergency response teams are on the scene at this time, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident, the statement said. ■

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