U.S. military jet crashes after mid-air collision during refueling

The F-35 crew ejected and is being treated, the KC-130 crew is safe, military officials said

A U.S. military jet crashed Tuesday in California, after a mid-air collision with a KC-130J aircraft.

According to the military, the crash occurred around 4 p.m. after the F-35B hit the KC-130J during an air-to-air refueling.

radio dispatch of emergency personnel on the ground reported that the F-35's pilot and co-pilot were able to safely eject before the plane crashed in Thermal, Ca.

The pilot of the F-35 is being treated and all crew members aboard the KC-130 were reported safe, a military spokesperson told FOX News.

The KC-130 was carrying at least eight passengers., KESQ reported.

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"The official cause of the crash is currently under investigation," the military spokesperson added. "Updates will be provided as information becomes available."

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