An F-35 fighter jet crashed at a military base in Florida Tuesday night, the U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday.
The F-35A Lightning II crashed upon landing around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday (0130 GMT on Wednesday) at Eglin Air Force Base in western Florida, the U.S. Air Force said in a statement.
The pilot, who is in hospital for evaluation and monitoring, is in stable condition after a successful ejection from the jet, which was participating in a routine night training sortie, according to the statement.
The accident is under investigation, it said, adding that there was no loss of life or damage to civilian property.
The incident came less than a week after an F-22 fighter jet crashed near Eglin Air Force Base.
The pilot, who has been hospitalized for evaluation and observation, was listed in stable condition after ejecting safely from the aircraft, the U.S. Air Force said in a statement.
There were no other individuals in the aircraft and there was no loss of life or civilian property damage related to the crash, the statement added.
The U.S. Air Force said the incident occurred during “a routine training flight” at approximately 9:15 a.m. (1315 GMT) on Friday and that the crash site was some 20 km northeast of Eglin Air Force Base in western Florida.