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Arizona jet crash: Pilot ejects from military plane in Lake Havasu

Arizona jet crash: Pilot ejects from military plane in Lake Havasu

The broken plane is being recovered by crew from Luke Air Force Base.

Luke Air Force Base officials said the F-16C jet from the 56th Fighter Wing was on a training flight when it was diverted to Lake Havasu City airport.

The plane was attempting to land when it went off the paved surface, which caused the pilot to eject, NBC 3 News reported.




The jet crashed after failing to land properly at an airport in Arizona. "The pilot is in good condition and is being transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center", according to the release. Flight operations at Luke resumed in the afternoon after a hiatus of several hours. Came in with engine failure, pilot ejected on landing and was walking/safe.

Base officials said an investigation into the incident is ongoing. The pilot is in good condition and is expected to be OK.

"First responders are on site and there is no immediate danger to the public", the statement added. Class C mishaps are defined as resulting in damages costing $50,000 or more but less than $500,000 in repairs or a nonfatal injury that results in more than one day away from work.