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According to Eglin Air Force Base, the pilot ejected from the aircraft and is currently in stable condition. The crash did not cause any casualties or damage on the ground, the base added.

A US Air Force F-35 Lightning II combat warplane has crashed in Florida during a routine training exercise, Eglin Air Force Base said on Twitter.

The plane belonging to the 58th Fighter Squad crashed around 9:30 pm local time and did not cause any damage or loss of life. The base has launched an investigation into the matter.

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.

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US Air Force F-35 crashes during ‘routine’ training flight in Florida, 2nd loss for base in several days — RT USA News

A US Air Force F-35 Lightning II combat aircraft was lost during a training mission in Florida. The incident comes just days after another military jet crashed near the same airbase.

The jet belonging to the 58th Fighter Squad crashed at around 9:30pm local time while conducting a “routine” night training flight, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida said.

The pilot ejected to safety and is in stable condition. The crash did not cause any damage on the ground, the airbase noted. An investigation has been launched into the incident.

This is the second aircraft lost at Eglin after a F-22 Raptor fighter crashed on the test and training range last Friday. The pilot also successfully ejected and was rescued.




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Canadian Air Force aerobatic team’s jet crashes into house in British Columbia (VIDEOS) — RT World News

A CT-114 Tutor training jet of the Canadian Air Force ‘Snowbirds’ aerobatic team has crashed into a building in the city of Kamloops. The fate of the pilots is currently unknown.

A routine Snowbirds flight in Kamloops on Sunday suddenly went wrong when one of the aircraft veered out of control and hit the ground soon after takeoff. Videos recorded by the eyewitnesses showed the moment of the chilling incident.

Two of the teams’ CT-114 Tutors took off from the Kamloops airport and were flying low. After gaining some altitude and making an aileron roll, one of them suddenly took a steep nosedive and two streams of smoke were seen ejecting out of it, followed by a loud bang.

Soon after that, the jet crashed into the ground.

Witnesses said that the pilot (or pilots) managed to eject before the crash, and footage seems to confirm that – but it doesn’t show the chutes’ canopies deploying on time. 

Reports said that the plane crashed into a nearby house. Photos published on the social media showed wreckage burning in someone’s front yard, with part of the building damaged. A parachute on a roof of another building is seen in separate footage.

While reports said no one on the ground was hurt, there was no confirmation of that immediately available. 

The Canadian Air Force has confirmed the crash but remained tight-lipped on the fate of the crew, with reports claiming that one person has been injured. Kamloops airport said its emergency crews were responding to the incident.

Meanwhile, British Columbia’s health minsiter tweeted that one person was hospitalized following the incident but did not provide any further details.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A jet belonging to the Canadian air force’s Snowbirds aerobatics team crashed on Sunday near Kamloops airport in British Columbia province, the military said.

“The RCAF has been made aware that a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Kamloops, BC”, the air force tweeted.

It said the priority was to determine the status of the personnel. A local newspaper, KTW, reported that the pilot ejected and was seen on the roof of a house. The second member of the plane’s crew, female, sustained severe injuries, the outlet added, citing a witness on the scene.

“I saw a deceased female with catastrophic injuries”, the witness, Dana Hings, said. “It looked like she hit a tree. It’s insane. It’s not supposed to happen. This is supposed to be a good thing and she died”.

The plane reportedly crashed into a house shortly after the exhibition team took off to continue their cross-country tour. Witnesses said it climbed straight up before suddenly diving and doing a barrel roll. The building is said to have caught fire.



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Indian MiG-29 fighter jet crashes after a technical failure – Defence Blog

Indian news agencies reported on Friday morning that the country’s Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet crashes near Hoshiarpur district in Punjab.

According to local media, the aircraft fell to the ground in the Chuharpur village of the district and burst into flames. The pilot ejected safely.

Some sources reported about two pilots which have ejected safely as per eye witness accounts.

Aditya Raj Kaul also released a short video probably from the crash site.

After a few hours, the Indian Air Force officials have confirmed that MiG-29 fighter jet crashed after a technical failure. The pilot ejected safely.

“On 08 May, at 10:45, one Mig-29 aircraft airborne on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar met with an accident. The aircraft had developed a technical snag and the pilot ejected safely as he was unable to control the aircraft. The pilot has been rescued by a helicopter. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of accident,” a statement from the Ministry of Defense said.

Local authorities rushed to the spot quickly and took stock of the situation. After the crash, the pilot was taken to a nearby hospital.



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