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Arizona aviation accident: pilot ejects from military plane at Lake Havasu



LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ – A military plane landed at the Lake Havasu airport on Tuesday morning during a routine training flight.

According to the United States Air Force, an F-16C aircraft assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona deviated and attempted to land at the Lake Havasu airport around 10 o'clock : 30 a.m.

Officials say that during the landing, the plane "left the prepared surface and the pilot ejected." The pilot is in good condition and is expected to be fine.

Officials say the pilot involved was released from Havasu Regional Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Luke Air Force Base personnel are on track to recover the plane.

According to officials, air operations at Luke Air Force Base resumed on Tuesday afternoon after stopping for several hours.

Base officials said that an investigation of the incident was under way.

Lake Havasu Airport is located at 5600 Old State Hwy 95 in Lake Havasu City.

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