Sat, Jan 20, 2007
Reported Engine Failure Over Owens Lake
The pilot of a California Air National Guard F-16 is safe...
although probably a little shaken up... after ejecting from his
plane Friday afternoon over a remote area northeast of Los
Media reports indicate the as-yet-unidentified male pilot
reported engine failure before popping out of the fighter. The
plane impacted near the Owens Lake area, a dry lakebed used for
military training runs.
Two ANG officials told the Associated Press search and rescue
teams from China Lake Naval Air Station recovered the uninjured
Owens Lake lies due east of the Fresno headquarters of the CANG,
over the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
The cause of the crash in under investigation.
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