Pilot survives crash of fighter jet at Hill Air Force Base
CLEARFIELD, Utah — A pilot has survived a crash of an F-35 from the 388th Fighter Wing at the north end of the runway at Hill Air Force Base Wednesday evening at 6:15 p.m.
According to a post on Twitter, the 388th Fighter Wing says the pilot has been recovered and taken to a medical center for a medical evaluation.
Emergency crews are responding to the base, along with fire crews dealing with a small grass fire it caused.
According to Utah Fire Info, the Stripe Fire, which was caused by the jet crash, grew to 8 to 10 acres in size. The fire has been suppressed by Weber County resources.
The crash forced the closure of the West Gate to Hill Air Force Base. Motorists in the area are asked to avoid the area of South Weber Drive.
The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.
Mark Jackson contributed to this article.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.
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