May 20, 2020 / 5:38 AM / 18 days ago

U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter crashes in Florida, pilot stable

(Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter jet crashed upon landing on Tuesday night at a base in Florida and the pilot was ejected safely, the military said.

"An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Sq crashed upon landing," the Eglin Air Force Base said bit.ly/2AD9IUW on Twitter, adding that the crash site was secured.

The pilot was in stable condition and there was no loss of life or damage to civilians, it said.

F-35A Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft made by Lockheed Martin Corp. The accident comes days after a F-22 jet crashed near the base bit.ly/2Zke4e3.

Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Robert Birsel

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