Air Force F - 16 fighter jet crashed during routine flight, Pilot manages to ejects successfully

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Air Force F - 16 fighter jet crashed during routine flight, Pilot manages to ejects successfully

*BERLIN: United States Air Force **F - 16 fighter jet crashed during routine flight, Pilot ejects successfully after suffering minor injuries.*

*An F-16 warplane belonging to the United States Air Force crashed over uninhabited territory in western Germany on Tuesday but the pilot escaped with minor injuries after ejecting, officials said.*

Public broadcaster SWR reported earlier that the crash had happened near the city of Trier, not far from Rammstein, a major U.S. airbase in Germany.

A US air force spokeswoman said the jet had crashed at around 1500 local time (1300 GMT) during a routine training flight and that there had been no casualties.

In last month an F-16 jet of the Belgian air force crashed in western France, with both pilots successfully ejecting but one spending two hours hanging from a power line before being cut down, officials said.