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F-16 makes crash landing at Lake Havasu City Airport

Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 15:45:22-04

An F-16 crashed in Lake Havasu City Tuesday morning.

The F-16C, assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport around 10:35 a.m. during a routine training flight. The plane made a crash landing and slid off the runway through a security gate before coming to a stop. 

The pilot ejected from the aircraft. The pilot is in good condition and was transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center. 

Luke Air Force Base is northwest of Phoenix and about 180 miles from Lake Havasu City. 

Tuesday's crash comes almost three weeks after an F-16 affiliated with the Thunderbirds crashed in the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine flight. The pilot, identified as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, died in the crash.