The fall of the aircraft into the ocean occurred on the eve of approximately 19: 40 (MSK). The press service of the agency reports that the pilot was able to eject. Some time after the ejection, it was discovered on the surface of the water by a US Coast Guard ship and lifted aboard. The pilot was already taken to one of the clinics in Florida. There is no threat to his life. Doctors reported on military injuries, the severity of which is not specified.
The report says that the aircraft was involved in the execution of a planned training flight.
A special commission has been created that will investigate the causes of the crash of Northrop F-5. At the moment, the following versions are being put forward: technical malfunction and piloting error.
About being on board the aircraft weapons at the moment is not reported.