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A military F-16 fighter jet crashed into a building in California

A military F-16 fighter jet assigned to the Air National Guard crashed into a building at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley, California.

It was attempting to land when its hydraulics failed. The pilot ejected and was not hurt. A total of 12 people, including the pilot, were taken to the hospital to be treated. The crash ignited a fire. At the scene of the crash is a large hole in the roof of the building. Parts of the fighter jet were on the runway and a parachute had settled in a nearby field. The building was loaded with pallets of boxes and other items. Interstate 215 was closed in both directions. A person who was in the building when the plane crashed recorded on camera and published the clip on Facebook.

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The hole in the roof of the building

When the plane crashed, it shook all the windows in the building. “It looked like a bomb had gone off in the building,” a person said. The base is home to the Air Force Reserve Command's Fourth Air Force Headquarters and various units of the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, California Air National Guard and California Army National Guard.

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