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U.S. fighter jet crashes in Germany, pilot survives

Christian Fernsby |
A U.S. F-16 fighter jet crashed on Tuesday afternoon near the southwestern German city of Trier, with the pilot ejecting out of the cockpit safely, said the U.S. Air Base Spangdahlem.

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Topics: FIGHTER    JET    U.S.    GERMANY   

The air base said in a statement that the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed at about 3 p.m. during a routine training sortie near Zemmer, about 20 km north of Trier in Trier-Saarburg district, in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

The statement said that the pilot ejected safely and has been recovered with minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is still unclear, according to the statement.

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