February 2, 2012 (by Asif Shamim) - An Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft experienced an engine malfunction during take-off during Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly Bulldog 12-01 at approximately 12.30h, local time on February 1st.
The pilot safely aborted during take-off roll, declared a ground emergency, and performed a normal egress without sustaining any injuries.
Emergency responders were quickly on the scene. The cost and extent of the damage from the malfunction are currently unknown.
A board of enquiry will investigate the incident and additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.