An Air Force fighter jet has crashed Tuesday in Arizona during a routine training flight, but the pilot was able to eject himself from the aircraft prior to the crash and is in good condition, according to statements from the Air Force.
The Luke Air Force Base released the following statement:
An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m. today during a routine training flight.
During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft. The pilot is in good condition and is being transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center.
First responders are on site and there is no immediate danger to the public.
Fox News noted that the U.S. Air Force trains international student pilots at the Luke Air Force Base, but no information has yet been provided about the nationality of the pilot in today’s incident.
This is the second F-16 crash this month, following the crash of a Thunderbird jet earlier this month, in which the pilot died.
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U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crash lands at Lake Havasu Airport in Arizona, pilot in “good condition” after ejecting, Luke Air Force base says. Second F-16 crash this month after Thunderbird jet crashed in Nevada killing pilot
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