F-16 fighter plane crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects safely

Riverside (US), PTI | Updated : 17 May 2019, 08:47 AM
 Television news shows a large hole in the roof of the building east of Los Angeles. Covington says there are no injuries on the ground. (Photo: Twitter)
Television news shows a large hole in the roof of the building east of Los Angeles. Covington says there are no injuries on the ground. (Photo: Twitter)

Authorities say an F-16 fighter jet has crashed into a warehouse just outside of Southern California’s March Air Reserve Base. Major Perry Covington, director of public affairs at the base, says the pilot ejected before the crash on Thursday and was not hurt. Television news shows a large hole in the roof of the building east of Los Angeles. Covington says there are no injuries on the ground. Officials say the plane is assigned to the Air National Guard. Interstate 215, which runs near the base, is closed in both directions. 

(Further details awaited)

First Published: Friday, May 17, 2019 08:16 AM
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