A US Air Force F-16C Viper, assigned to the 49th Wing, crashed when conducting a landing at Holloman Air Force Base on Monday, according to the statement made by base officials.
The incident took place at around 6 p.m. local time.
The Air Force said that the pilot ejected successfully and is currently being treated for minor injuries. Emergency services were confirmed to be operating on scene, Sputnik reported.
The investigation of the incident is ongoing.
According to Fox News, the incident marks the fifth jet crash since May, also making it the second one involving F-16 plane.
Back in June, an F-16 pilot was killed when his plane crashed during a “routine training mission” in South Carolina.