BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The new U.S.-made F-35 stealth jet reportedly crashed in Florida during a routine training exercise, the Eglin Air Force Base said on Twitter.
The aircraft, which belonged to the 58th Fighter Squad crashed around 9:30 P.M. local time and did not cause any damage or loss of life. The base has launched an investigation into the matter.
NEWS RELEASE cont. At the time of the accident, the pilot was participating in a routine night training sortie. First responders from the 96th Test Wing are on the scene and the site is secured. The accident is under investigation. There was no loss of life or damage to civilian
— Eglin Air Force Base (@TeamEglin) May 20, 2020
The incident comes just days after a F-22 Raptor fighter crashed while performing a test flight last Friday.
Similarly to the latest crash, there were no casualties or damage caused by the incident and the pilot ejected to safety.