US Air Force F-16C Viper, assigned to the 49th Wing, crashed when conducting a landing at Holloman Air Force Base on Monday, according to the statement made by base officials. The incident took place at around 6 p.m. local time.
The Air Force said that the pilot ejected successfully and is currently being treated for minor injuries. Emergency services were confirmed to be operating on scene.
The investigation of the incident is ongoing.
A USAF F-16 Viper from the 49 WG crashed during landing at Holloman AFB at approximately 1800 MDT today. The sole pilot on board successfully ejected and is currently being treated for minor injuries.— 49th Wing (@HollomanAFB) July 14, 2020
Emergency responders are on scene.
According to Fox News, the incident marks the fifth jet crash since May, also making it the second one involving F-16 plane.
Earlier in June, a F-16 pilot was killed when his plane crashed during a “routine training mission” in South Carolina.