News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Pilot released from hospital after ejecting from F-16C aircraft before crash landing.
Luke Air Force Base has released the latest information regarding the F-16C aircraft crash landing in Lake Havasu City, Arizona on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018.
** As of 6:00pm PT: **
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According to officials at Luke Air Force Base, the pilot involved in the incident Tuesday morning was released from Havasu Regional Medical Center this afternoon.
Personnel from Luke Air Force Base are en route to the scene to begin recovery of the aircraft.
An interim safety investigation board has been established for the incident and will conduct a full investigation.
Flying operations at Luke Air Force Base resumed this afternoon after pausing for several hours.
This is the final update and any additional questions should be directed to Luke Air Force Base’s Public Affairs Office.
** As of 12:57pm PT: **
According to officials at Luke Air Force Base, an F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport in Lake Havasu City, Arizona at approximately 10:35am MST on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 during a routine training flight.
During landing, the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft.
The pilot is in good condition and is being transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center.
First responders are on site and there is no immediate danger to the public.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies along with search and rescue crews are on scene assisting and are asking the public to please avoid the area until the investigation is complete.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.