An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron crashed upon landing around 9:30 p.m. yesterday at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
The pilot successfully ejected and was transported to the 96th Medical Group Hospital at Eglin AFB for evaluation and monitoring. The pilot is in stable condition.
At the time of the accident, the pilot was participating in a routine night training sortie. First responders from the 96th Test Wing are on the scene and the site is secured.
The accident is under investigation. There was no loss of life or damage to civilian property. The name of the pilot is not being released this time.
This comes just 4 days after an F-22 crashed on Eglin. The location of that accident was 12 miles northeast of Eglin main base on the test and training range.
That pilot ejected safely from the aircraft too and was transported to the 96th Medical Group hospital on Eglin for evaluation and observation. He is currently in stable condition.