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Monday
11th June 2007
11:23 a.m

USAF
F-15C Eagle   Langley Air Force Base, Va Collided during a training exercise about 90 miles east of Fairbanks in central Alaska with a Nellis based F-16-C, that landed safely with pilot uninjured Pilot ejected safely. Sustained some injuries   ACES II
                 

OFFICIAL USAF PRESS RELEASE on 11th June 2007

Aircraft collide in midair collision
 

354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

6/11/2007 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- An F-15C and F-16C were involved in a midair collision over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex at 11:23 a.m. June 11. Both Pilots are uninjured and are being observed at a local medical facility. The aircraft were participating in a training mission as part of Red Flag, Alaska scheduled May 31 to June 15. 

The F-15, assigned to Langley AFB, Va., crashed in a rural area. The pilot ejected safely and was recovered by Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Squadrons. 

Although damaged, the F-16, assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev., was able to return to Eielson safely. 

A board of officers will investigate the incident. Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.