A pilot safely ejected from a U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet shortly before it crashed near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan Tuesday, military officials announced.
Medical teams are evaluating the pilot, the officials add. They did not release the pilot's name. The jet, assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, crashed during takeoff around 8:30 p.m. local time.
Coalition forces were said to be securing the site of the crash. Its cause was unclear, but enemy fire was said to not be a factor.
Bagram Airfield is roughly 30 miles north of Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul.
Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.