11th June 2007
Langley Air Force Base,
during a training
exercise about 90 miles
east of Fairbanks in
with a Nellis based
F-16-C, that landed
safely with pilot
Pilot ejected safely.
Sustained some injuries
OFFICIAL USAF PRESS RELEASE on 11th
in midair collision
354th Fighter Wing
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
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