Crashed at 10:30 hours seven miles south of Ainsworth, Nebraska near Johnston. The aircraft was on a two ship training mission from its home base Sioux City, Iowa. Cause of the crash was due to the F-16 flying through a flock of birds. A minimum of five American White Pelicans struck the aircraft. Damage to the structure, windscreen and ingestion into the engine brought the aircraft down onto hilly grasslands. The pilot, Lt. Col. Lundquist, ejected but was injured hitting the birds during the ejection.