F-16 jet crashes in Afghanistan

Posted at 2:12 PM, Mar 29, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that an F-16 fighter jet has crashed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook says the pilot safely ejected and is being evaluated by medical personnel. Cook says the jet crashed during takeoff at the base outside Kabul on Tuesday.

The pilot is part of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram.