F-15 crashes near Hawaii

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Source: Flightglobal.com
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A Boeing F-15, operated by the Hawaii National Guard, crashed in to the Pacific Ocean at around 13.37 on Friday 1 February.

The pilot was conducting routine training and ejected safely from the F-15 aircraft about 60 miles south of Honolulu International airport. He was picked up by a coast guard helicopter at 14:15.

A statement from Hickam Air Force base says that he was taken to hospital and is in good condition.

The F-15 belongs to the 199th Fighter Squadron, 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard.

An investigation into the accident is currently underway.

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