Saturday, June 24, 2017

Air Force Thunderbird plane involved in 'mishap' in Ohio

One of the famed Air Force Thunderbirds that was practicing for an air show at an Ohio airport had a "mishap upon landing" on Friday, Fox News confirmed.

Two people who were flying in the jet have been taken to a hospital. The airport director said the plane's occupants were conscious at the time, but the extent of any injuries was not immediately known.

The Thunderbirds were "conducting a familiarization flight" in preparation for the annual Vectren Dayton Air Show.

The jet, a Thunderbird F-16, flipped over on the runway, according to FOX 8. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said it received a report of an incident in Dayton at 12:31 p.m. The nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base dispatched a rescue crew to the scene.

The Sheriff's Office said two occupants were reportedly still inside the aircraft on the runway.

Weather in the Dayton area was reported to have been bad Friday, as remnants of tropical storm Cindy pushed through that part of southwest Ohio.

Fox News' Chad Pergram and Jennifer Griffin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.



Original Page: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/23/air-force-thunderbird-plane-involved-in-mishap-in-ohio.html



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