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F-35 pilot ejects at Eglin AFB, Florida

May 19, 2020 (by Jon Sommerville) - Pilot okay after ejecting from F-35 and no loss of life on the ground.

USAF F-35A #12-5053 from the 58th FS is stopping for some gas at NAS Fort Worth on March 15th, 2019. [Photo by Keith Snyder]

An F-35 (AF-64) from the 58th Fighter Squadron was lost Tuesday night around 21:30h local time. The pilot ejected and is reported okay after being taken to the base hospital for monitoring.

The pilot was on a standard night flying training sortie and was landing at the time.