Investigation Launched into Crash of Fighter Jet from March ARB, Riverside County


From NBC 7 San Diego: “An investigation was underway Friday morning into the crash of an F-16 Fighting Falcon into a warehouse just west of March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, injuring the pilot and 12 people on the ground. A warehouse worker said he heard the deafening noise of an F-16 jet moments before it smashed through the roof of the building near a Southern California air base about 65 miles east of Los Angeles.

The pilot ejected and parachuted to safety before the Air National Guard fighter plane hit the warehouse in an industrial area across the freeway from March Reserve Air Base on Thursday afternoon [May 16, 2019]. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation. In total, a dozen people were hosed off for exposure to debris before being taken to hospitals for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries, state fire Capt. Fernando Herrera said.”

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Featured image: F-16 crash March ARB 5-16-2019 from FighterJetWorld


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