US F-16 Fighting Falcon crashes in New Mexico

TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) – A US Air Force F-16C Viper jet crashed during a landing attempt Monday evening at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, officials said.

The lone pilot aboard the jet was able to eject just prior to the crash, the military said. He was being treated for minor injuries, according to ABC News.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash of the aircraft, assigned to the 49th Wing, is under investigation.

No further details were immediately available.

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