MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) – Military officials said two pilots ejected safely from an F-15 fighter jet when the aircraft left a runway while landing at a southwestern Illinois airport.
The U.S. Air Force said in a statement that the two U.S. active-duty pilots suffered minor injuries in the incident Tuesday morning at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah.
Officials at nearby Scott Air Force Base said both pilots were taken to a hospital. One pilot has since been released.
MidAmerica Airport is located about 25 miles east of St. Louis.