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Exclusive: Photo of F-22 Crash Site

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The incident happened on Tyndall Air Force Base east of the drone runway forcing the pilot to eject from the aircraft.

The picture obtained from a source was taken just feet away showing the crumbled stealth fighter hours after the incident.

Due to safety and security concerns, no one is being allowed to access the site.

Tyndall says the pilot was performing a routine training mission when first responders were alerted of a problem via an inflight emergency call. He received medical treatment after the incident.

The 325th Fighter Wing Commander Colonel David Graff says first responders were on scene within minutes of the crash.

Footage taken Monday from the News13 Tower Cam shows a large plume of smoke the crash created. You can also see what appears to be another aircraft landing nearby.

The Air Force does not believe the crash was the result of oxygen deprivation that has been cited in previous incidents.

The base is continuing to gather evidence to present to the official safety investigation board.