Pilots ejected from F-15 following ‘safe landing’ at MidAmerica Airport


MASCOUTAH, Ill. – Two pilots ejected from an F-15 following a safe landing at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

Boeing tells FOX2 the ejection happened once the plane was on the ground. It happened on a runway about 7:30 A.M.

There are no serious injuries but one of the pilots did go to the hospital to get checked out.

The Air Force released this statement on the incident:

“An F-15QA, recently accepted by the Air Force from the Boeing Corporation, departed the runway today at MidAmerica Airport, Ill.  Two U.S. active-duty pilots who were on board ejected safely and received minor injuries.  The aircraft was slated to be transferred to the Qatari Air Force through the Foreign Military Sales program.  The incident is currently under investigation. “

FOX 2 will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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