The fighter jet’s pilot ejected successfully and is being treated for minor injuries, Holloman said. The crash occurred at about 6 p.m. local time.
Holloman said emergency response teams were at the site of the crash.
Air Force 1st Lt. David Schmitz died in the crash of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base late Tuesday night.
An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way, the base said.
This is the second F-16C crash in less than two weeks. 1st Lt. David Schmitz of the 77th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina died July 1 when his Fighting Falcon crashed while on a routine training mission.
Another F-16 from Holloman’s 49th Wing also crashed last October during a training flight. That jet’s pilot ejected as well, and was treated at a hospital afterward.