F-16 Crashes Near Holloman Air Force Base In New Mexico

This photo taken Aug. 17, 2017 and provided by the U.S. Air Force, shows an F-16 Fighting Falcon ready for take-off in preparation to perform a final joint flying mission at Holloman Air Force Base. (Stacy Jonsgaard/U.S. Air Force via AP) -- The Associated Press

Otero County, New Mexico — Around 7:15 p.m. last night, an F-16 assigned to the 49th Wing crashed approximately 80 miles southeast of Holloman Air Force Base during a training flight. The pilot successfully ejected from the aircraft and is being treated at a local hospital.

Emergency response teams are on the scene at this time.

The crash is currently under investigation and no cause has been determined.

A board of qualified officers will investigate the accident.

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