Air Force Thunderbird F-16 crashes in Colorado, pilot safe

June 2, 2016 23:47

An Air Force F-16 with the Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron crashed on Thursday after performing a fly-by of the US Air Force Academy graduation ceremony where President Barack Obama spoke, officials said.

The pilot of the plane ejected safely and was unhurt, the US Air Force's Air Combat Command said on its official Twitter feed. The crash occurred in a field near Peterson Air Force Base and the pilot was picked up by emergency response crews, it said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, the Air Force said.

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