F-16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse outside California Air Reserve Base

An F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse in Southern California in US, just outside of March Air Reserve Base. Reports say that the F-16 fighter jet was returning to the Base in Moreno Valley of California in the US.

Major Perry Covington, director of public affairs at the base, says the pilot ejected before the crash on Thursday and was not hurt, agencies reported.

Officials say the plane is assigned to the Air National Guard. Interstate 215, which runs near the base, is closed in both directions.

The jet slammed into the side of a commercial building off the base, on Van Buren Boulevard, about 3.45 p.m. on Thursday, March Air Reserve Base Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Holliday was quoted as saying.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed on Twitter that the crash occurred around Van Buren and the 215 Freeway, Xinhua news agency reported.

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