US F-16 Combat Jet Crashes Near Washington - Joint Base Andrews

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An F-16 fighter jet flying to a military base in the US state of Maryland crashed near Washington, DC, Joint Base Andrews spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday.

NEW YORK (Sputnik) — The aircraft crashed approximately six miles southwest from the base, according to the statement. The jet was flying along with another aircraft in a routine training mission.

​The only pilot in the jet managed to eject in time and sustained no life-threatening injuries, the statement noted.

​The US authorities said they are investigating the cause of the crash.

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