Millitary Jet Pilot Ejects During Landing At Lamar Airport

Lamar (AP) The pilot of an F–16 military jet suffered
bruises and a sprained ankle after he ejected after landing at the Lamar Airport, Tuesday. Colorado Air National Guard officials say the pilot was on a training mission at the time.

The Prowers County sheriff says the pilot landed after an
indicator light came on in the cockpit. Colorado Air National Guard officials say investigators are looking into the possibility of an engine or hydraulics failure.

The say that after the jet landed, the pilot ejected after
realizing the jet wouldn't be able to stop before hitting the end of the runway.

The plane suffered some damage after it ran off the runway.

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