US F-16 Warplane Crashes Over Western Germany, No Injuries

U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes in Germany

The plane crashed into a forested area outside the southwestern city of Trier near the Luxembourg border, with the pilot ejecting to safety.

A pilot from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, successfully ejected from their F-16 when it crashed October 8 in a rural area near the base.

According to the statement, the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed around 3:00 p.m. during a routine training sortie near Zemmer.

A US air force spokeswoman said the jet had crashed at around 1500 local time, during a routine training flight and that there had been no casualties.

The US Air Base Spangdahlem announced the crash in a statement.

The crash site is a few miles south of Spangdahlem and north of the city of Trier, according to the Stripes.

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The cause of the crash is as yet unclear.

The mayor of the local municipality of Zemmer said the aircraft crashed in a wooded area.

Spangdahlem is home to the 52d USAF Fighter Wing which maintains, deploys and employs 24 Lockheed Martin Block 50 F-16CM/DMs.

The news comes just a week after two United States airmen were killed at the Spangdahlem base in a fiery vehicle crash.

Less than a week later, a helicopter pilot died when his aircraft crashed near an army training centre.

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