U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi toward a runway during a Show of Forces event at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, on Oct. 1, 2019. The aircraft, assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, participated in the training event to show the 52nd Fighter Wing’s ability to generate a large number of aircraft during a survival or evacuation scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Preston Cherry)
The pilot was able to eject and was rescued with minor injuries, the service said in a news release. Emergency services were on the scene, according to the German police.
The single-engine fighter, belonging to the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, crashed around 3 p.m. local time in Zemmer, roughly six miles from the base, officials said.
The incident is under investigation.
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