Military fighter jet crashes in New Mexico


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A military aircraft crashed and caught fire near Albuquerque International Airport in New Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, airport officials said. 

ABQ Sunport said the aircraft crashed near the airfield on the southside of the airport. 

Video taken of the crash scene appeared to show a military fighter jet, but the exact type of plane has not yet been confirmed by authorities.

One occupant, the pilot, was onboard the aircraft.  

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A military aircraft crashed near ABQ Sunport Tuesday afternoon.  (KQRE)

The pilot was conscious and taken to a hospital, ABQ Sunport said.

Flight operations, meanwhile, have resumed.

“Grateful for the rapid action of the first responders who arrived to the scene,” Albuquerque Mayor Tim Killer said. “Praying for the pilot.”  

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 



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