Military Aircraft Crash Reported, South Valley New Mexico

Update (1634 EST): The pilot of an F-35 is reportedly being attended to by emergency services after ejecting.

At approximately 1620 EST, initial reports indicated that a military aircraft from Kirtland Air Force Base had crashed south of 2nd Street Southwest and Rio Bravo Boulevard in South Valley, New Mexico.

It is not currently clear what type of aircraft crashed or if it was based out of Kirtland.

This is developing.

Kirtland AFB is the largest installation in Air Force Global Strike Command and sixth largest in the United States Air Force.

Kirtland is home to the 58th Special Operations Wing (58 SOW), an Air Education and Training Command (AETC) unit that provides formal aircraft type/model/series training. The 58 SOW operates the HC-130J, MC-130J, UH-1N Huey, HH-60G Pave Hawk and CV-22 Osprey aircraft.

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