U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes in Germany

A U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon fighter jet, assigned to the Minnesota Air National Guard 148th Fighter Wing, crashed over a forest near Zemmer in Western Germany.

The pilot was able to eject out of the aircraft in time and was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries. According to a U.S. Air Force spokesperson, the plane crashed during a routine training flight.

Base spokeswoman Angela Watson confirmed the plane crashed around 3 p.m. on Tuesday and the pilot was safe. She had no immediate details about the cause of the crash.

The fighter jet, with 90-0831 tail number, came down in an uninhabited area, according to German broadcaster SWR. Police received emergency calls about the crash at around 3:15pm local time.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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