Accident reported involving F-16 at Ohio air show

Audrey Hill
June 24, 2017

Emergency crews were on scene at Ohio's Dayton International Airport on Friday afternoon after reports that a military jet ran off the runway and flipped over during a practice for an air show.

A Thunderbird F-16 was involved in an incident Friday while practicing for an OH air show, according to multiple reports.

Firefighters from the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the airport's fire and rescue team responded to the crash.

A statement Friday from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds said the F-16D Fighting Falcon was conducting a "single-ship familiarization" and had a "mishap".

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird jet apparently practicing for an OH air show has been involved in an accident.

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Officials have confirmed a Thunderbird F-16 jet flipped on its top after it was hit by a gust of wind while it was taxiing, according to the Dayton Daily News.

The pilot safely ejected himself from the plane, and was treated at an area hospital, according to officials.

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The most important part of this story is that the pilots seem to be doing well. Reed said there was no immediate report of any injuries or fuel leaks.

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