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Military converges at scene of Kansas F-16 jet collision

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Military personnel have converged at a southeast Kansas pasture where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet tumbled to the ground and burned after colliding with another F-16 during a training exercise.

One pilot ejected after the Monday afternoon crash about three miles northeast of the Elk County town of Moline. The Oklahoma Guard’s Col. Max Moss has said neither pilot was seriously injured.

Moss said one of the F-16s remained airborne and returned safely to its base in Tulsa. Moss said the pilot of the crashed plane was taken to McConnell Air Force Base hospital in Wichita for evaluation, but was not believed to be seriously injured.

A McConnell Air Force Base spokesman said Tuesday that the Oklahoma Air National Guard would release more details in the afternoon.

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