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

Posted: 11:24 AM, Apr 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-25 04:41:35Z
Pilot ejects from plane in Lake Havasu
Pilot ejects from plane in Lake Havasu
Pilot ejects from plane in Lake Havasu
Pilot ejects from plane in Lake Havasu

A military jet went down at Lake Havasu Airport on Tuesday morning during a routine training flight.

According to the United States Air Force, an F-16C aircraft assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona diverted and attempted to land at the Lake Havasu Airport around 10:30 a.m.

Officials say that during the landing, the jet "departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected." The pilot is in good condition and is expected to be OK.

Officials say the pilot involved was released from the Havasu Regional Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Luke Air Force Base personnel are en route to recover the aircraft.

According to officials, flying operations at Luke Air Force Base resumed Tuesday afternoon after pausing for several hours. 

Base officials said an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Lake Havasu Airport is located at 5600 Old State Hwy 95 in Lake Havasu City. 

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