The crash occurred at around 6pm local time on Monday. The sole pilot ejected safely and suffered “minor injuries,” the airbase said in a short statement. An emergency response team was deployed at the crash site. The plane was assigned to the 49th Wing.
The incident is the second USAF F-16 loss in two weeks. On June 30, a pilot was killed in a training flight crash at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
Other types of aircraft have been lost by the USAF in recent months as well. In mid-June, an F-15C crashed in the North Sea during an exercise after taking off from a base near London, also killing its pilot.
In May, an F-35 and an F-22 were lost in separate incidents in Florida. The pilots successfully ejected on both occasions.
Source: US news