A U.S. fighter plane crashed during a test flight in Florida, the Air Force said on Wednesday, the second military aviation accident in a week in the state.
No one was injured in the incident involving an F-35A stealth jet that attempted to land on Tuesday evening, Eglin Air Force Base said in a statement. The pilot was able to get out and is in a stable condition.
The crash did not cause civilian injuries or property damage to the base.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 is the most expensive weapon program in the history of the U.S. military. The production of nearly 2,500 units in the coming decades will cost almost $ 400 billion.
The F35-A is the version intended for the U.S. Air Force. Each costs around $ 85 million.
A previous generation stealth jet, F-22, crashed on Friday during a test flight about 20 kilometers from the Eglin base. Again, the pilot managed to eject safely.
Both crashes are being investigated, the statement said on the base's Twitter account early in the morning on Wednesday.
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