Pilot safely ejects in Colorado before Thunderbird crash

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird that crashed following a flyover rests on the ground south of the Colorado Springs, Colo., airport after a performance at a commencement for Air Force Academy cadets Thursday, June 2, 2016. The pilot ejected safely from the jet. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird ejected safely into a Colorado field Thursday, crashing the fighter jet moments after flying over a crowd watching President Barack Obama’s commencement address for Air Force cadets.

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