EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida — An F-22 fighter jet with the 43rd Fighter Squadron crashed Friday morning during a routine training mission, a base spokeswoman has confirmed.
The pilot, whose name has not been released, ejected from the aircraft and was taken to the base hospital, said Ilka Cole, a spokeswoman for the 96th Test Wing, which is the host unit at Eglin AFB.
There were no other injuries or damage to civilian property, according to the Air Force.
First responders were on the scene of the crash, about 12 miles northeast of the main base in a remote part of the reservation, Cole said. The sprawling Eglin reservation covers hundreds of thousands of acres across Northwest Florida.
The F-22 Raptor was on a routine training mission