Tech Sergeant Released From Hospital After Air Show Accident

An Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 practicing for an Ohio air show flipped at Dayton International Airport on June 23, 2017. Ty Greenlees/Dayton Daily News via AP
An Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 practicing for an Ohio air show flipped at Dayton International Airport on June 23, 2017. Ty Greenlees/Dayton Daily News via AP

DAYTON, Ohio -- A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcon left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Cordova was released Friday night. It's unclear if the jet's pilot, Capt. Erik Gonsalves, has been released. Authorities said both were in good condition after the accident Friday afternoon at Dayton International Airport.

Officials decided the Thunderbirds would not perform Saturday at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. They later canceled Sunday's performance as well.

The commander in charge of the Thunderbirds has said a safety board will determine the cause of the "mishap" that occurred at the end of an advance flight before this weekend's scheduled shows.

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