Two Air Force fighter pilots whose F-16C jets collided in midair in October survived, despite one plane crashing and the other having a five-foot section of its wing sheared off, according to a report the Air Force released Friday.
The collision occurred while the jets were flying over Kansas in formation Oct. 20. One of the planes, flown by a highly experience instructor, crashed in a grassy field in the town of Moline. The other, flown by a relatively inexperienced pilot who recently had joined their squadron, flew about 100 miles south to Tulsa Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma with part of its right wing missing, and landed safely.
Incredible. And most importantly, everyone went home alive.