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    Air Force Investigating Mishap that Led F-15 to Land in Oregon Canal

    Air Force Investigating Mishap that Led F-15 to Land in Oregon Canal

    An F-15D Eagle fighter jet assigned to an National Guard unit went off the runway at an airfield in Oregon and crashed into a nearby irrigation canal this week, according to officials.

    The fighter jet was assigned to the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and was doing routine training around 3 p.m. Monday when the incident happened. The aircraft landed in a body of water managed by the federal Bureau of Reclamation's office just by the base.

    “Upon landing, the aircraft left the paved surface and came to a stop in the Bureau of Reclamation irrigation canal at the south side of the runway,” the 173rd Fighter Wing said in a Tuesday press release.

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    The pilot was able to exit the aircraft safely and was transported to a nearby hospital for “precaution and evaluation,” the base said. The airman was not identified in the press release.

    “We are so grateful that our pilot was able to walk away from this mishap,” Col. Micah Lambert, 173rd Fighter Wing vice commander, said in the release. “Our Team Kingsley responders acted quickly and with professionalism thanks to the extensive training and safety mindset of our team.”

    An investigation into what caused the crash has already started, base officials said. Local and federal agencies, including the Bureau of Reclamation, are assisting…

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