F-16 Fighting Falcon Carrying Ammunition Crashed into a Warehouse Next to March Air Reserve Base

F-16 Fighting Falcon Carrying Ammunition Crashed into a Warehouse Next to March Air Reserve Base

May 16, 2019– Mary Greeley News – fighter jet has crashed into a warehouse at March Air Reserve Base in the Moreno Valley area, authorities said Thursday.

The pilot is believed to have ejected safely onto the airfield.

The California Highway Patrol shut down southbound Interstate 215 at Opportunity and Meridian ways over apparent concerns about explosions.

The F-16 was carrying full ordinance & a full hazmat response team has been ordered.

Two people were injured inside the warehouse, reported CBS2/KCAL9’s Nicole Comstock. The two people injured were employees of Boss Performance Parts, an auto parts business.

At least one of the people was transported to Riverside University Medical Center in unknown condition.

F-16 Fighting Falcon Carrying Ammunition Crashed into a Warehouse Next to March Air Reserve Base

The crash was reported around 3:45 p.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

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F-16 Fighting Falcon Carrying Ammunition Crashed into a Warehouse Next to March Air Reserve Base

The crash ignited a small fire but was quickly extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system.

F-16 Fighting Falcon Carrying Ammunition Crashed into a Warehouse Next to March Air Reserve Base

The owner of Boss Performance Parts told Comstock that ten minutes prior to the crash, the area was filled with employees testing equipment.

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