F-16 Fighting Falcon News

F-16D Crashes in Georgia

February 16, 2000 (by Lieven Dewitte) - In Georgia, two pilots managed to eject safely from an F-16 jet from Moody Air Force Base on Wednesday night.

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Maj. Charles B. Kearney and 1st Lt. Christopher Hutchins were participating in night-vision goggle training when they were forced to eject.

The F-16 crashed in Donalsonville, about 90 miles away. The pilots were transported back to Moody by helicopter for medical evaluation.

Earlier in the day, an F-16 assigned to Luke AFB, Arizona, crashed on the Barry M. Goldwater training range after the pilot ejected.