A New Jersey Air National Guard F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday near a crowded highway in southern New Jersey. But the pilot, who was on a training mission, ejected and was only slightly injured, officials said.
There was no explanation for why the plane crashed into a wooded area near the Garden State Parkway. No cars were hit. Traffic was backed up for hours after the 10:30 a.m. crash while police cleared debris that scattered on the roadway.