The British military says a Royal Air Force Harrier jet has crashed in central England. The pilot ejected before the crash and was taken to a hospital.

The Ministry of Defense says the plane came down in farmland near the RAF's Cottesmore base, 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of London, at about 1:50 p.m. (1250 GMT) Monday.

The pilot ejected and was taken to the hospital by air ambulance. There was no immediate word on the pilot's condition. There were no reports of other casualties.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said 10 rescue vehicles were sent to the scene of the crash near the village of Ashwell.