Fighter jet crashes near Florida Air Force base

An Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet crashed onto a Florida Panhandle highway Thursday, but the pilot was able to eject safely and there were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground, the military said.


The single-seat stealth fighter, part of a program that has been plagued with problems, went down Thursday afternoon near Tyndall Air Force Base, just south of Panama City. The pilot was receiving medical treatment at the base and a section of a highway was closed as rescuers responded. (AP)