In two locations across the country today, TWO separate F-16 Fighter Jets dropped out of the sky. The F-16 Jet is considered to be a top of the line cutting edge piece of equipment. Why would two of them crash in the same day… Remember when Russia dismantled US Aircraft Carriers by flying over them with jets? It makes you wonder what could be happening. Is the USA under secret attack? One pilot lost his life today…
“The pilot of a Blue Angels jet was killed Thursday during practice for a weekend air show, hours after a Thunderbirds F-16 crashed following a flyover at the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement ceremony attended by the President, officials said.
The Navy said the Blue Angels pilot died from injuries suffered in the crash in Tennessee.
The Thunderbirds pilot safely ejected before the plane went down in Colorado, officials said.
Witness Becca Burgess told CNN affiliate WKRN that the Blue Angels jet seemed low.
“I looked up and saw it coming down, and I thought maybe they were doing dips,” Burgess told the Nashville station. “Then I saw a huge ball of orange fire, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, he’s crashed. I cried. I mean, the first thought was fear for the pilot.””
Minutes after his team streaked over President Obama and Air Force Academy cadets at a graduation ceremony on Thursday, the pilot of a Thunderbirds fighter jet maneuvered his plane away from homes as it crashed into a field near Colorado Springs.
The pilot, Maj. Alex Turner, walked away after safely ejecting into a neighborhood, and no one on the ground was hurt. The F-16 went down in the Security-Widefield area about 1 p.m., approximately five miles south of Peterson Air Force base, where it was headed. The white jet was upright and largely intact after skidding to a stop.