U.S. F-16 crashes in Germany; pilot safe

Posted at 8:29 AM, Aug 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-11 08:29:32-04

A pilot ejected from a U.S. F-16 before it crashed Tuesday morning in a forested area in Germany’s Bavaria region, the U.S. Air Force said.

The pilot was safe, though it wasn’t immediately clear if there were any injuries, the Air Force said.

The plane had taken off from the U.S. Air Force’s Spangdahlem Air Base in western Germany about 90 miles west of Frankfurt.

Details about what caused the crash weren’t immediately available.