Holloman Air Force Base Public Affairs
The 49th Wing has confirmed there were no injuries involved when an F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Nov. 25 at approximately 8:45 a.m. northwest of Salinas Peak near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
The crash site is in a remote location in rugged terrain.
Travel to the crash site is discouraged until further notice.
The pilot successfully ejected and was transported to a local medical facility. He is assigned to the 314th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
No live munitions were on board the aircraft.
The $25 million aircraft was a single-seat model and part of a normal training mission from Holloman Air Force Base.
The aircraft was operating in military airspace over the White Sands Missile Range. All flying operations for the day have ceased and will resume following the Thanksgiving holiday.
An Air Force safety investigation board will be formed to determine the exact cause of the crash. The team will be selected based on knowledge of various specialties needed for an F-16 crash.
The 54th Fighter Group, a tenant unit of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., operates two F-16 training squadrons at Holloman.
For additional information, contact the 49th Wing Public Affairs Office at (575) 572-7381 or after hours through the 49th Wing Command Post at (575) 572-7575.