By Ayhan Simsek
BERLIN (AA) - A U.S. F-16 fighter jet crashed on Tuesday during a routine training in western Germany, authorities have confirmed.
A spokesman of the U.S. Air Force told German press agency DPA that the F-16 crashed over a forest area near the city of Trier, adding that the pilot ejected just before the crash.
He was transferred to a hospital with minor injuries.
The fighter jet was stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base in the the western German state of Rheinland-Pfalz.