An experienced pilot with more than 15 years flying experience
left the hospital "pretty battered and bruised" this week,
following a night of medical observation after escaping serious
injury when he ejected from an F-15 moments before the jet
crashed in southwestern Indiana Wednesday, as ANN
"He's released from all medical observation and he's en route
back to Missouri," said Missouri Air National Guard Capt. Tamara
Spicer declined to release the pilot's name, citing Guard
The jet from Missouri's Air National Guard's 131st Fighter Wing
went down Wednesday morning in a lightly-populated rural area near
the Indiana-Illinois state line during practice maneuvers, reported
the Associated Press.
Those maneuvers involved four F-15s from St. Louis and four F-16
jets from the Indiana Air National Guard's 181st Fighter Wing,
based in Terre Haute, said the Guard.
The other jets were not damaged and no injuries on the ground