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Crashed F-16 removed from California warehouse

June 1, 2019

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet has been removed from a Southern California warehouse, two weeks after it crashed into the building southeast of Los Angeles.

KABC-TV on Friday showed the fuselage and tail of the jet, wrapped in a silver covering, as it was placed on a flatbed trailer.

The Air National Guard jet was on a May 16 training flight at March Air Reserve Base when the pilot reported hydraulic problems and started losing control. The pilot safely ejected but the plane crashed through the roof of a commercial warehouse next to the base and a freeway.

Miraculously, there was no explosion or serious injuries.

Authorities removed and destroyed live ammunition carried by the jet but the plane’s wreckage remained in the building.

The crash remains under investigation.

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