OKLAHOMA CITY --
An Air Force F-16 assigned to the 138th Fighter Wing of the Oklahoma Air National Guard crashed today in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. The pilot safely ejected and was recovered with no serious injuries.
The 138th Fighter Wing is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but the pilot and aircraft were taking part in a routine training mission that departed from Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Texas.
Air Force and civilian emergency first responders immediately responded to the scene of the crash and have no reported injuries at this time.
The incident is under investigation and additional details will be provided once released by the Air Force.
For More Information Please Contact:
Lt. Col. Geoffrey J. Legler
Oklahoma Military Department
Office of Public Affairs
3501 Military Circle
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111-4305
(405) 228-5212 or (405) 823-9745 cell