May 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter jet crashed upon landing on Tuesday night at a base in Florida and the pilot was ejected safely, the military said.
"An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Sq crashed upon landing," the Eglin Air Force Base said bit.ly/2AD9IUW on Twitter, adding that the crash site was secured.
The pilot was in stable condition and there was no loss of life or damage to civilians, it said.
F-35A Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft made by Lockheed Martin Corp. The accident comes days after a F-22 jet crashed near the base bit.ly/2Zke4e3.
Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru Editing by Robert Birsel