F-16 Thunderbird crashes, flips over at Dayton International Airport

Eloi Lecerf
Junho 24, 2017

The Dayton Air Show is set to take place this weekend but has already seen a scary crash occur at Dayton International Airport.

The Sheriff's Office said two occupants were reportedly still inside the aircraft on the runway.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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".

Chairman of the Vectren Dayton Air Show Mike Imhoff says the Thunderbird team will determine if they fly or not, and any information about the two people on board, including any injuries that may have been sustained.

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Several emergency vehicles are on scene.

Visibility was said to be low and windy conditions were in the area at the time of the crash, according to the Dayton Business Journal, but no cause for the crash is yet known.

A law enforcement official confirmed a military jet is on its top at the Dayton (Ohio) Air Show, according to the Dayton Daily News. Authorities say one of the pilots has been extricated from the plane. One has been extricated and crews are now working to extricate the other.

The most important part of this story is that the pilots seem to be doing well.

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