F 16 fighter jet crashed, Pilot ejected safely

F 16 fighter jet crashed, Pilot ejected safely

WASHINGTON - An F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse near the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California. Though 12 minor injuries were reported in the accident, fortunately no one was killed.

The F-16 was en route to the base in Moreno Valley following a routine training mission when it suffered a hydraulics failure, *according to the**Los Angeles Times* link. Seconds before the jet crashed, the pilot was forced to eject, said March’s deputy fire chief, Timothy Holliday.

The Sioux Falls-based pilot, whose name was not reported, was taken to the hospital after the crash, but wasn’t hurt.

The jet crashed into the 500,000-square-foot warehouse operated by See Water, Inc., which builds products for various industries including HVAC and wastewater, *according to CNN* link .

No smoke or fire could be seen at the scene, per the *L.A. Times*, but local broadcasts did show a hole in the roof of the warehouse where the jet made impact.

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