Eglin Air Force base has suspended all flight operations in the wake of yet another accident. The most recent event marks the second incident in just one week. Eglin Air Force Base took to Twitter to issue a statement concerning these accidents.
NEWS RELEASE: An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Sq crashed upon landing around 9:30 p.m. today @TeamEglin. The pilot successfully ejected and was transported to the 96th Medical Group for evaluation and monitoring. The pilot is in stable condition. Cont.
— Eglin Air Force Base (@TeamEglin) May 20, 2020
Two fighter jets have crashed during training sorties, costing the US $240 million in just one week. Both jets were based and used for training out of Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Officials say the crashes are under investigation, and all flight operations have been suspended. Fortunately, both pilots ejected safely and successfully, and are in stable condition. Both planes were designed by Lockheed Martin, and the designs have rarely been associated with crashes before.
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