Pilot Ejects After Oklahoma Guard Fighter Jets Collide in Midair

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Two Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets flying a training exercise out of Tulsa collided in midair over southern Kansas, causing one of the pilots to eject from the aircraft.

Oklahoma National Guard spokesman Col. Max Moss says neither pilot was seriously injured in the collision Monday afternoon southwest of Howard, Kansas.

Moss says the pilot of one jet was able to return to Tulsa International Airport and landed safely. That aircraft was met on the tarmac by several fire and rescue vehicles.

The jets are assigned to the 138th Fighter Wing based at the airport.

A Tulsa International Airport spokeswoman says all runways remained open and referred other questions to the National Guard.

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