A pilot from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, successfully ejected from their F-16 when it crashed October 8 in a rural area near the base. The pilot was able to eject to safety.
Public broadcaster SWR reported earlier that the crash had happened near the city of Trier, not far from Rammstein, a major US airbase in Germany. She had no immediate details about the cause of the crash.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
The news comes just a week after two U.S. airmen were killed at the Spangdahlem base in a fiery vehicle crash.
Germany is no stranger to military aircraft crashes, including in its own shortage-plagued Bundeswehr armed forces.
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On 11 August 2015, an F-16 of the 480th Fighter Squadron crashed during a training flight from Spangdahlem Air Base to Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA) located near Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, Germany.
In June, during an aerial combat exercise, two Eurofighters collided and crashed in northeast Germany.
The 52nd Fighter Wing of the US Air Force is stationed at the Spangdahlem Air Base with at least 24 F-16 jets. The aircraft crashed into the forest and the pilot escaped.
In that incident, the pilot surviving after ejecting from the plane.