Friday, 17 May 2019

US F16 crashes into warehouse

Photo KABC-TV
An investigation is underway in California into why a military F16 fighter jet crashed through the roof of a warehouse at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley, California, on Thursday 16th May.

The pilot escaped disaster by ejecting from the aircraft and was sent to a local medical centre for evaluation, however, local media reported that 3 people on the ground suffered minor injuries, while 11 were evaluated.

CBS Los Angeles reported the jet fighter caught fire in the warehouse, but the fire was quickly extinguished by the building's sprinkler system. 

The US Air Force said the aircraft was from the 114th Fighter Wing based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and was conducting a training mission when the crash happened.  For a short time, the nearby  215 Freeway was closed following the crash in case of an explosion from the weapons the jet was carrying at the time.

Photo KABC-TV




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