Pilot ejects from F-16 near New Mexico base

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At approximately 7:16 p.m., Oct. 29, an F-16 assigned to the 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., crashed approximately 80 miles southeast of the base during a training flight.

The pilot successfully ejected from the aircraft and is being treated at a local hospital.

The crash is currently under investigation and no cause has been determined. A board of qualified officers will investigate the accident. More information will be released as it becomes available.