Air Force Thunderbird flips on landing in Ohio

24 June, 2017, 00:13 | Author: Bridget Leonard
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Both pilots were extricated from the plane and no injuries were reported, according to Dayton Daily News.

The Wright Patterson Air Force Base said its firefighters responded alongside the airport's fire and rescue team.

Footage of the crash was broadcast on ABC 22 TV.

"The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on Friday June 23, 2017", The US Air Force Thunderbirds said on their Facebook page.

The U.S. Air Force confirmed an F-16 Fighting Falcon was involved in a "mishap" upon landing at the airport at about 12:20 p.m. ET. Emergency services are on the scene.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


No injuries or report of any fuel leaks were immediately reported.

Officials spoke with reporters Friday about the Thunderbirds jet that crashed at the end of the runway.

The opening ceremonies for the Dayton Air Show are scheduled for Saturday.

The aircraft was carrying ammunition when it crashed around 10.30am local time. In the post, they say the F-16D suffered damage and the pilot and a passenger, a tactical aircraft maintainer, are receiving care and are in good condition.

He walked to the ambulance and is said to be fine.

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