F-16 fighter jet crashes at Afghanistan air base, Pentagon says

Posted at 1:11 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 14:11:56-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that an F-16 fighter jet has crashed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook says the pilot safely ejected and is being evaluated by medical personnel. Cook says the jet crashed during takeoff at the base outside Kabul on Tuesday.

The pilot is part of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram.