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Aircraft incident at Eielson Air Force Base

6/11/2007 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFPN) -- An F-15 Eagle and an F-16 Fighting Falcon were involved in a midair collision over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex at 11:23 a.m. June 11. Both aircraft were participating in a training mission. 

The F-15, assigned to Langley Air Force Base, Va., crashed in a rural area. The pilot ejected safely and was transported to Bassett Army Community Hospital at Fort Wainwright for evaluation. 

Emergency response teams responded to the incident. Although damaged, the F-16, assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev., was able to return to Eielson safely. The pilot was uninjured. 

A board of officers will investigate the incident. Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available. 

(Courtesy of the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

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