One year later, report and witnesses shed light on military jet crash

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the crash near March Air Force Base of an armed fighter jet into a warehouse, in which missiles came loose from the plane, requiring recovery and cleanup operations that went on for days.The Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 114th Fighter Wing in South Dakota but on loan to a detachment at March, plunged through the roof of the 500,000-square-foot facility in the 22000 block of Opportunity Way about 3:40 p.m. on May 16, 2019.According to findings published last month by a U.S. Air Force investigative panel, the $25 million jet suffered a hydraulic failure that rendered it uncontrollable, forcing the pilot to eject 250 feet above the ground, leaving the F-16 to glide unmanned into the structure."
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