F-35 Crashes Outside of Albuquerque Airport; Pilot in Serious Condition!

This post comes from Military.com. “An Air Force test pilot was sent to the hospital in serious condition Tuesday afternoon after the F-35B Lightning II they were flying crashed near Albuquerque, New Mexico, service officials and the aircraft’s manufacturer told Military.com.

Several fire departments responded to reports of the crash just before 2 p.m. local time, and a spokesperson for Albuquerque Fire Rescue said that the pilot of the jet was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The jet was en route to Edwards Air Force Base in California from Fort Worth, Texas, when the incident occurred, according to a spokesperson for Lockheed Martin, which builds the fifth-generation fighter jets. The F-35 crashed after a refueling stop at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, just outside of the Albuquerque International Sunport, an airport.” Click here to read the rest of this article.

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