Pilot injured after military fighter jet crashes near Albuquerque International Airport

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A military fighter jet en route to an Air Force base in California crashed Tuesday near the international airport in New Mexico’s largest city, releasing a significant plume of smoke and injuring the pilot. The pilot, the only person on board, was able to escape after crashing around 2 p.m. on … Read more

Military plane crashes near Albuquerque airport; pilot hospitalized

A pilot was seriously injured when a military plane crashed Tuesday afternoon near the international port of Albuquerque, New Mexico, authorities said. The plane was a development model of the F-35 fighter jet, delivered by Lockheed Martin, two Defense Department officials told CBS News. It had just taken off from Albuquerque and was en route … Read more