Wednesday, May 20, 2020

F-35 crashes, pilot OK

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - For the second time in four days a fifth-generation fighter jet has crashed at Eglin Air Force Base. An F-35A assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron on a routine night-time training sortie crashed upon landing around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a media release. The pilot ejected and was taken to the 96th Medical Group Hospital at Eglin, and was released early Wednesday morning, according to 1st Lt. Savannah Stephens, a spokeswoman for the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin. Less than a week ago, and F-22 crashed at the base and the pilot ejected. (Sources: Air Force Times, Business Insider, 05/20/20) Previous