F-16 Jet Down at March Air Reserve Base; Conflicting Reports As To Where It Landed

According to KABC out of Riverside, California An F-16 plane has crashed at the end of a runway at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County.

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The pilot of the plane was ejected and is in unknown condition. The crash was reported at about 3:15 p.m. The plane crashed at the end of the runway while landing, Major Perry Covington, a spokesman at March Reserve AFB, said.

The Pilot was the only occupant.

The plane belongs to the 144th Fighter Wing. They are an Air National Guard unit based in Fresno.


Several outlets have reported the F-16 Crashed into a building, however Major Perry Covington said the aircraft did not hit any buildings as has been reported elsewhere.

According to the LA times, The jet crashed into a building off the base, on Van Buren Boulevard, about 3:45 p.m., said March Air Reserve Base Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Holliday.

Details on what the jet had been doing prior to the crash were not immediately available. Authorities did not have information on any other injuries and it was not clear whether the jet was carrying any ordnance or other dangerous materials.

AJC also reported the plane landing into a building, but the spokesman maintains that is not the case.

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