FRESNO (CBS/AP) — A California Air National Guard fighter jet crashed during a routine training mission but the pilot safely ejected.
The Guard said the Fresno-based F-16C went down Thursday afternoon about 100 miles east of Fresno.READ MORE: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Monterey, San Luis Obispo Counties
The pilot was transported to a local military facility for an evaluation.
Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Drudge didn’t identify the pilot but said the pilot is a member of the Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing based in Fresno.READ MORE: Oakland Police Seize Flamethrower, Drugs, Cash In Illegal Casino Bust
He said the jet was flying between 12,000 and 15,000 feet when an in-flight emergency happened and the aircraft crashed in a remote area of Inyo County.
The cause was under investigation. No other details were immediately available.MORE NEWS: Amid Team Struggles, Jimmy Garoppolo To Remain Starting QB For 49ers
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