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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

F-16 crashes in Bavaria



SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, crashed Aug. 11 at approximately 9:38 a.m. near Engelmannreuth in the county of Bayreuth, Germany.

The incident happened during a training flight at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr, Bavaria, Germany.

The pilot safely ejected.

U.S. military first responders are working with German authorities to secure the crash site. A 1,000-foot cordon was established around the crash site.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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