THERMAL (CBSLA) — A military transport plane made an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon in a Riverside County field after clipping a fighter jet midair.
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.READ MORE: Thousands Participate In 'More Than Pink' Walk Raising Awareness, Funds In Fight Against Breast Cancer
The pilot of the fighter jet was able to safely eject and was being treated for unknown injuries, according to the military.READ MORE: Princess Launches First Cruise Ship Since Start Of Pandemic Out Of LA Port
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.MORE NEWS: One Dead In Compton Shooting
The official cause of the crash was under investigation.