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F-16 jet crashes into building in California, no casualties reported yet

The jet was returning to the base in California when the crash took place.

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

F-16 Falcon
F-16 Falcon

An fighter jet returning to in Moreno in the US has crashed into a building after its pilot was ejected, the media quoted base officials as saying.

The jet slammed into the side of a commercial building off the base, on Boulevard, about 3.45 p.m. on Thursday, was quoted as saying.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department confirmed on that the crash occurred around and the 215 Freeway, reported.

The pilot was ejected and being medically evaluated.

"Multiple agencies responding. Please stay out of area and clear emergency vehicles," the department tweeted.

Details on the crash and the pilot's condition have not been disclosed. Authorities did not have details on any other injuries.

First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 06:46 IST