Published: Sat, June 24, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Rain Flips F-16, Delays Flights in Dayton

Rain Flips F-16, Delays Flights in Dayton

The incident occurred shortly after around 12:20 p.m. EDT Friday while the military jet was practicing for an OH air show set for this weekend.

A Thunderbird F-16D Fighting Falcon jet flipped over on the runway while taxiing, and two people were reported trapped in the plane.

Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy with the Air Force Thunderbirds public relations office says There was a "mishap" while a plane was on the ground. There have been no reports of injuries or fuel leaks. Emergency services are on the scene.

Their conditions were not known and it was not immediately clear what caused the incident, according to NBC affiliate WDTN.

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fighter jet flipped onto its top as it landed during a practice for an air show in Ohio.

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The pilot, his passenger and a tactical aircraft maintainer were all taken to a hospital for treatment.

The team was undergoing a familiarization and training exercise in preparation for the Dayton Air Show this weekend.

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