F-16 Crashes During Takeoff Attempt

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F-16 Crashes During Takeoff Attempt

F-16 Crashes During Takeoff Attempt. Officials say a pilot expelled from an F-16 jet fighter that caught fire and crashed during takeoff from Ellington airport in Houston while on a training flight.

Authorities say the pilot was treated for minor injuries after the crash around 10:30 am Wednesday. The cause of the fire accident is under investigation. The pilot's name was not released immediately.

A statement from the North American Aerospace Defense Command says the plane belonged to a detachment of the 138th. The jet was assigned to the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, which includes the 147th. Texas National Guard Reconnaissance Wing. Above picture is a Lockheed Martin F-16C of United States Air Force.
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