An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot landing at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico ejected safely Monday before the jet crashed...
F-16 Fighting Falcon
The pilot landed safely after a caution light went on during a routine flight from Truax Field.
The aircraft is the first Block 50 Fighting Falcon in Europe to reach the historic milestone.
The bombing pilot misinterpreted the proper target, selecting instead an objective almost 3½ miles away.
The pilot from the 8th Fighter Wing suffered minor injuries when he ejected during a landing after a routine sortie Monday.
The unidentified pilot was transferred to a local medical facility after sustaining minor injuries.
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon dropped a 500-pound dummy bomb onto the Japanese countryside late Wednesday.
The pilot was able to eject from the aircraft and is being treated at a local hospital, base officials said.
Officials said F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fleets each "stand above" the 80% readiness goal.
The former SecDef had ordered the F-16, F-22, F-35 and F-18 fleets brought to 80 percent mission capable rates.