F-16C down at Ellington field

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Unread post21 Jun 2017, 19:37

A military pilot at Houston’s Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base was injured Wednesday after ejecting from an F-16 that caught fire on the ground, the Houston Fire Department said in a pair of tweets.

The pilot was transported to a hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

Fire crews were en route to Ellington “to assist” with the “downed plane,” which reportedly caught on fire just before takeoff around 10:45 a.m. local time.

The field was closed and placed under an evacuation order covering a 4,000 square-foot radius after the incident. Authorities said there was no threat to any nearby residents.

Pilot taken to hospital after ejecting from F-16 at Ellington Field.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/21/ai ... round.html
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Unread post22 Jun 2017, 00:06

Today a Viper was lost at Ellington field, Houston, Tx

Scary is I have seen this aircraft in person at wings over Houston every year! No word on what caused the accident, the viper is a block 42 tail number 89-028. Pilot is ok and punched out

http://www.khou.com/img/resize/content. ... et=534-401

My picture of this aircraft from wings over Houston 2016:

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