DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Thunderbirds F-16 military jet crash-landed and flipped on over its top at the Dayton International Airport Friday.
The incident happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. as the crew was practicing for the Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The Thunderbirds posted a statement on Twitter about the incident:
Montgomery County dispatchers tell 2 NEWS a plane ran off the end of the runway and is now upside down.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base sent a crash team and heavy rescue crew to the scene.
No injuries have been reported but emergency crews are working to extricate two people from the plane.
Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy with the Air Force Thunderbirds public relations office says There was a “mishap” while a plane was on the ground. She had no other information.
The City of Dayton released a statement Friday:
The City of Dayton is confirming an aircraft accident involving one of the acts scheduled to appear at the Vectren Dayton Airshow this weekend. There were 2 people on board. Airport Fire and Rescue are providing assistance at the scene. The airport is open.
2 NEWS has a crew at Miami Valley Hospital. They saw a person, believed to be one of two from the plane, being taken from an ambulance into the hospital.