The US Air Force Thunderbirds are reporting a mishap at the Dayton International Airport when one of their F-16s landed and then overturned.


Watch: Thunderbird Pilot Being Removed From Upside Down F-16

A fighter jet from the famed U.S. Air Force group the Thunderbirds ran off the runway after landing and flipped over at a Dayton airfield as the team practiced for an air show, officials said. The pilot suffered injuries that are not life-threatening.

Lt. Col. Jason Heard, commander of the Thunderbirds, said at a news conference that the pilot, Capt. Erik Gonsalves, suffered lacerations to his head as well as a leg injury. Sgt. Kenneth Cordova did not have visible injuries, Heard said.

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Both were conscious and talking when they were extracted from the 25,000-pound plane and taken to the hospital. – NBC News

Featured image of an Air Force Thunderbird F-16 by U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo