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U.S. military aircraft crashes in New Mexico desert

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (NBC, KYMA/KECY) - A U.S. military aircraft crashed in New Mexico on Tuesday.

Aerials of the scene show the fiery wreckage on a desert hillside near Albuquerque's Sunport International Airport.

Officials say the F-35B crashed after a refueling stop at Kirtland Air Force Base.

The pilot ejected safely and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and flight operations at Sunport Airport have since resumed.

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