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Another military aircraft has crashed, but thankfully the pilot is doing OK this time.
An F-16C from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, ran off the runway during an emergency landing Tuesday morning at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport in Arizona, the 56th Fighter Wing announced.
The pilot is in good condition after being treated and released from Havasu Regional Medical Center, a wing news release says. The mishap occurred during a training flight. An investigation into the cause of the crash has been launched.
Military aviation has seen a spike in crashes recently. A total of 16 service members have been killed in separate crashes since March. Military Times found that crashes have soared by 40 percent since deep cuts to defense spending took effect in 2013.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."