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F-16 crashes in Houston; pilot evaluated after ejecting

F-16 Fighting Falcon (Source: Wikimedia Commons) F-16 Fighting Falcon (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
HOUSTON (Tucson News Now) -

An Air Force fighter jet crashed during take-off in Houston on Wednesday, June 21. The pilot escaped by ejecting.

According to a news release from the Air Force, the F-16 Fighting Falcon from a detachment of the 138th Fighter Wing, stationed at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, at approximately 9:30 MDT.

The pilot safely ejected and was taken to a medical facility for evaluation. 

The aircraft, under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, was conducting a training flight. 

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