MILITARY

Crew ejects safely after US F-15 crashes in Mideast on training mission

FILE 2009: U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter jet does a low-level flyby over Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern Afghanistan.

FILE 2009: U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter jet does a low-level flyby over Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern Afghanistan.  (Reuters)

The U.S. Air Force says one of its F-15E fighter jets has crashed on a routine training mission in the Middle East. Both crew members ejected safely.

The Air Force says the crash happened late Thursday morning in southwest Asia, a broad term that includes the Persian Gulf region.

It says rescuers made their way to the scene of the crash, and the cause of the accident is being investigated.

Air Force officials could not immediately be reached for further comment.