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F-16 Military Jet Flips Over During Ohio Air Show Practice

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A military jet is attended to after flipping over at the Dayton International Airport on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Dayton, Ohio. (Ty Greenlees /Dayton Daily News via AP)

By    |   Friday, 23 Jun 2017 03:56 PM

A Thunderbird F-16 military jet crashed and flipped over at Dayton International Airport Friday afternoon around 12:20 p.m. during a practice for a weekend air show.

Emergency crews responded to the scene of the F-16D Fighting Falcon, extricated one pilot, and were in the process of removing the second pilot, CBS News reported. No fuel leaks or injuries have been reported.

Foggy conditions and a thunderstorm may have contributed to the mishap during a familiarization flight for the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show, NBC News reported.

Firefighters from the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the airport’s fire and rescue team responded to the crash.

Visibility was said to be low and windy conditions were in the area at the time of the crash, according to the Dayton Business Journal, but no cause for the crash is yet known.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Squadron is headlining the 43rd annual air show Saturday and Sunday. The show typically has attendance of about 60,000 people and brings $2 million into the region’s economy, the Dayton Business Journal reported.

In 2013, a stunt performer and pilot were killed during the air show when their aircraft crashed during a public demonstration.

Twitter was already buzzing with news of the jet flipping over.

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A Thunderbird F-16 military jet crashed and flipped over at Dayton International Airport Friday afternoon around 12:20 p.m. during a practice for a weekend air show.
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