Fighter Jet Crashes Near Florida Air Force Base

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- Air Force officials say a fighter jet has crashed along a highway in the Florida Panhandle and that the pilot ejected safely. There were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground.
A news release from the Air Force says the F-22 Raptor went down Thursday afternoon near Tyndall Air Force Base, just south of Panama City. The pilot was receiving medical treatment at the base.
A section of Highway 98 was closed as rescuers responded.
The cause of the crash isn't clear.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 179575921 - wilx.com/a?a=179575921