Jet Crash

Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 10:44 AM

An F16 had a flameout and tried to land at the airport, pilot ejected on the runway and jet overshot the runway and crashed into Craggy Wash.

1,000 Feet Parameter secured around the crash zone.


#2 Lane on Highway will be shut down.

Pilot will be transported per FAA protocol.


The second jet that was with him returned to Luke Airforce Base out of Glendale, AZ.


LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – The pilot involved in the incident Tuesday morning was released from Havasu Regional Medical Center this afternoon. Personnel from Luke Air Force Base are en route to the scene to begin recovery of the aircraft.

An interim safety investigation board has been established for the incident and will conduct a full investigation.

Flying operations at Luke Air Force Base resumed this afternoon after pausing for several hours.

This is the final update.


4 comments on “Jet Crash”

  1. Teresa Beard Reply

    This is sadly because of out dated, neglected military equipment. 😬

  2. Ron Reply

    Military equipment especially aircraft is maintained with the utmost care, the only neglected equipment is what is retired.


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