Two F-16s Collide, Pilots OK
Two F-16 jets operated by the Oklahoma Air National Guard collided in mid-air during a training exercise on Monday afternoon, officials said, but neither pilot was seriously hurt. One pilot ejected from the aircraft, which then crashed and burned in a field near Moline, Kansas, about 100 miles north of Tulsa. The second pilot was able to land safely at Tulsa International Airport, where the fighter wing is based. The jets were part of a four-ship training mission and the other two jets also returned to Tulsa and landed after the accident. The pilot who ejected was taken to a hospital to be checked out but officials said he was not believed to be seriously hurt.