Fighter jet crashes near Florida Air Force base

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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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