F-22 Raptor Jet Crashes on Highway 98 in Florida Panhandle

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) _ Air Force officials say a jet has crashed in the Florida Panhandle.

A release from the Air Force says the F-22 Raptor went down Thursday afternoon on Highway 98 near Tyndall Air Force Base, just south of Panama City.

The pilot ejected safely before the crash and was receiving medical treatment at the base.

A section of the highway was closed as a safety precaution as rescuers responded to the scene.

There were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground.

The cause of the crash wasn’t clear.