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Fighter aircraft crashes into safety barrier at Homestead Air Reserve Base

An F-16 fighter jet, similar to the one pictured, crashed into a safety barrier Monday at the Homestead Air Reserve Base.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – An F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed into a safety barrier Monday morning at the Homestead Air Reserve Base, Air Force officials said.

Officials said the crash happened about 9:30 a.m. due to an aborted takeoff while departing on a routine training missing.

The pilot was checked by medical personnel and appeared to be uninjured.

The incident is under investigation.