OSHKOSH, Wis., July 29 (UPI) — An F-16 fighter jet was damaged after running off the end of a runway at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., officials said.
A witness said the jet appeared to run out of runway after landing at Wittman Regional Airport Thursday. Wittman is a public airport about 2 miles south of the Oshkosh central business district.
The jet came to rest nose-down, cracking the nose cap but not injuring the pilot, who was not immediately identified, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“It looked like the plane came off the edge of the runway going about 60 miles per hour … the front landing gear sunk into the soft ground because of the rain,” said Bill Tregoning, of Tonica, Ill.