F-16 From March ARB crashes into Warehouse

Unread postPosted: 17 May 2019, 15:40
by SpudmanWP
aka "How not to do Urban Parkour"

From my own backyard ;)

No serious injuries, no fire, no explosion although plane was armed.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- No fatalities were reported after an F-16 jet crashed into a building near the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County on Thursday.

The pilot of the plane, who was the only occupant of the aircraft, was ejected before the crash and safely landed at the airfield near Cactus Avenue and Meridian Parkway where a parachute was spotted. He is believed to be OK, Major Perry Covington, a spokesman at March Reserve AFB, said.

Firefighters responded to the wreck at about 3:40 p.m. The plane crashed at the end of the runway and into a warehouse, where a small fire temporarily ignited and was contained by the building's sprinkler system.






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Roof Closeup


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Re: F-16 From March ARB crashes into Warehouse

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2019, 15:45
by SpudmanWP
Dashcam released showing moment the pilot ejected



Closeup



Closeup and Interior of warehouse


Re: F-16 From March ARB crashes into Warehouse

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2019, 16:03
by sferrin
I don't suppose that's a Smith's warehouse it crashed into is it?

Re: F-16 From March ARB crashes into Warehouse

Unread postPosted: 25 May 2019, 07:23
by SpudmanWP
According to the pilot of the news chopper, the building is used by Sea Water Inc.


Google map confirms.