F-16 crashes while attempting to land at Lake Havasu airport

Lake Havasu Crash: F-16 Pilot Ejects, Is in Good Condition

Lake Havasu Crash: F-16 Pilot Ejects, Is in Good Condition

An Air Force F-16C fighter jet crashed on Tuesday at the airport in Lake Havasu, Arizona, while attempting land.

The Air Force declined to explain why the jet was diverted, but the incident was described as an "emergency landing" by Lake Havasu Fire Department officials in a statement posted on the department's Facebook page.

The pilot involved in the incident was released from Havasu Regional Medical Center later.

Luke AFB is a significant U.S. Air Force installation outside Phoenix, Arizona and is used as an F-35 and F-16 school.

Staff Sargeant Jenna Bigham said landing at a commercial airport was not part of a pilot's training, the Havasu News reported.


"First responders are on site and there is no immediate danger to the public", the statement added.

The pilot who ejected from the flight has not been identified.

A crew from the air base has been sent out to recover the plane, which appeared to be missing the nose section of its fuselage.

The crash Tuesday was at least the second involving an Air Force F-16 this month.

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