Armed F-16 jet crashes into warehouse as pilot ejects at California military base

A completely armed F-16 fighter airplane has crashed at March Air Reserve Base exterior Riverside, California, damaging a close-by warehouse. The pilot ejected safely.

Firefighters in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles, have requested a hazardous materials response staff, as a result of the airplane was loaded with ordnance and exterior gasoline tanks, in accordance with KNBC-TV.

A bit of the airplane’s cover and a parachute had been seen on the close by runway after the pilot ejected, surviving the crash. No accidents had been reported on the bottom.

Although footage from the scene clearly confirmed a big gap within the roof of a warehouse and particles resembling a jet inside, March ARB spokesman Major Perry Covington initially instructed KABC-TV that the airplane crashed at the top of the runway whereas touchdown, and didn’t hit any buildings.

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