Crashed during a night training mission at about 8:45 hours. The aircraft crashed eight miles north of Hobbs, New Mexico. The pilot (callsign BamBam) ejected safely only twenty seconds before impact. Cause of the crash was an engine failure, when two blades broke loose due to fatigue. The pilot had attempted two re-lights of engine before ejecting. The aircraft skidded nearly intact partly across a highway. The pilot landed a few hundred yards from the aircraft at which point he picked up the back of his seat (which is quite heavy) carried it to the aircraft and leaned it up against the side of the jet before walking to a farmhouse nearby and calling ops.