Military jet down at Arizona airport, pilot ejected

Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 15:26:26-04

A military jet went down at Lake Havasu Airport on Tuesday morning.

According to the United States Air Force, an F-16C aircraft assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona diverted and attempted to land at the Lake Havasu Airport around 10:30 a.m. local time.

Lake Havasu Fire said the pilot of the plane was able to eject and is expected to be okay. The incident occurred during a routine training exercise. 

It is unclear what type of plane was involved in the incident or where the pilot is based.

Lake Havasu Airport is located about three and a half hours northwest of Phoenix near the state border with California.