By CBSLA Staff

THERMAL (CBSLA) — A military transport plane made an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon in a Riverside County field after clipping a fighter jet midair.

A military transport plane made an emergency landing Tuesday in Thermal after clipping a fighter jet midair. (CBSLA)

According to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, it was reported at about 4 p.m. that an F-35B made contact with a KC-130J during an air-to-air refueling evolution, resulting in the crash of the fighter jet in Imperial County.

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The pilot of the fighter jet was able to safely eject and was being treated for unknown injuries, according to the military.

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All eight crew members aboard the transport aircraft were reported safe after the plane landed in a field adjacent to the roadway. Those crew members were able to eject from the aircraft, landing nearby with parachutes.

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The official cause of the crash was under investigation.