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    US F-16 fighter jet crashes in Germany

    Fighter jet crashes during routine training, pilot ejects safely

    A U.S. F-16 fighter jet crashed on Tuesday during routine training in western Germany, authorities have confirmed.

    A spokesman of the U.S. Air Force told German press agency DPA that the F-16 crashed over a forest area near the city of Trier, adding that the pilot ejected just before the crash.

    He was transferred to a hospital with minor injuries.

    The fighter jet was stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base in the western German state of Rheinland-Pfalz.

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