A F-16 fighter of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team crashed south of Colorado Springs minutes after wrapping up an airshow over Air Force Academy graduation.
The pilot safely ejected safely about 1:15 p.m., according to the Colorado Springs Airport.
The plane crashed in a field across from the First Baptist Church in the Security/Widefield area, 7925 Fontaine Blvd.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department reportedly is evaluating the pilot.
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The Air Force Academy said the plane suffered engine failure before the crash. The official cause of the failure is under investigation.