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Fighter jet crashes near Florida Air Force base

7:36 PM, Nov 15, 2012   |    comments
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TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- Air Force officials say a fighter jet has crashed along a highway in the Florida Panhandle and that the pilot ejected safely. There were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground.
    
A news release from the Air Force says the F-22 Raptor went down Thursday afternoon near Tyndall Air Force Base, just south of Panama City. The pilot was receiving medical treatment at the base.
    
A section of Highway 98 was closed as rescuers responded.
    
The cause of the crash isn't clear.

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11/15/2012 5:49:10 PM (GMT -5:00)

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