ILLINOIS

AIR FORCE FIGHTER JOCKS EJECT SAFELY FROM F-15QA AT ILLINOIS AIRPORT

Consolidated Press News File

May 19, 2021

MASCOUTAH, IL — After a successful landing at an Illinois airport on Tuesday, two pilots ejected from a F-15QA. 

The emergency ejection occurred around 7:30 a.m. when the plane was parked on a runway at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in St. Clair County.

The pilots, who ejected from an F-15 fighter jet were not seriously hurt, though one pilot was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Air Force officials released the following statement regarding 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. “

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