An F-16 Fighting Falcon from a detachment of the 138th Fighter Wing, stationed at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, TX, crashed on
take-off today at approximately 9:30 MDT.
The pilot safely ejected and is being evaluated at a local medical facility.
The aircraft, under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, was conducting a training flight.
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