Military plane flips at Dayton International Airport

  • Military plane flips at Dayton International Airport

Military plane flips at Dayton International Airport

Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton says a report was received at 12:31 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top. A crash crew from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, along with heavy rescue equipment, was dispatched.

Both pilots were extricated from the plane and no injuries were reported, according to Dayton Daily News.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds confirmed crew members were "conducting a familiarization flight" and "there was a mishap upon landing".

The airport isn't just dealing with an emergency service situation, it also has inclement weather bogging down transportation.

Their conditions were not known and it was not immediately clear what caused the incident, according to NBC affiliate WDTN.

Various news outlets report that the F-16 was landing when a gust of wind flipped it over. "We will provide more information as it becomes available".

The Dayton Air Show is no stranger to tragedy: In 2013, a pilot and stunt walker were killed when their bi-plane crashed onto the runway and burst into flames as spectators looked on.

The opening ceremonies for the Dayton Air Show are scheduled for Saturday. Crews are working to remove the second pilot form the aircraft. No fuel leaks or injuries have been reported.