NEWS F-16 fighter jet under direction of #NORAD crashed on takeoff from Houston Ellington Airport, pilot safely ejected


Officials say an F-16 fighter jet caught fire while attempting to take off at Ellington Airport in Houston and the pilot ejected.
The Houston Fire Department said in a statement that crews were dispatched to assist with a “downed plane” late Wednesday morning. The statement says the F-16 was on fire on the ground after the pilot ejected.


The pilot was transported to a hospital. Officials had no immediate information on the extent of the pilot’s injuries or further details on what caused the accident at Ellington Airport, which is home to a Texas Air National Guard base.

Airport spokesman Bill Begley says the incident happened as the jet was taking off.

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