• The Thunderbirds aircraft that crashed in a field near the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo courtesy Cece Beynon.)
  • The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot whose F-16 crashed after a fly over of the Air Force Academy commencement is seen parachuting to the ground on June 2, 2016. (Photo courtesy Ashley Vazquez) The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot whose F-16 crashed after a fly over of the Air Force Academy commencement is seen parachuting to the ground on June 2, 2016. (Photo courtesy Ashley Vazquez)
  • A helicopter approaches to land near a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 that crashed after a flyover of the Air Force Academy commencement on June 2, 2016. (Photo courtesy CeCe Beynon) A helicopter approaches to land near a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 that crashed after a flyover of the Air Force Academy commencement on June 2, 2016. (Photo courtesy CeCe Beynon)

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration jet crashed near Colorado Springs after flying over an Air Force Academy commencement attended by President Barack Obama, according to the White House and photographs of the scene.

The F-16 Fighting Falcon made by Lockheed Martin Corp. crashed around 1 p.m. in a field south of the city and near Peterson Air Force Base, according to official statements and photographs submitted to Military.com.

The photos depict the iconic single-engine aircraft seemingly intact on a field, a pilot parachuting to the ground and a military utility helicopter flying to…

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