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Reports say the second passenger (perhaps a pilot) who was in the jet is out.
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- Accident occurred at approximately 12:30.
- Involved two members of the USAF Thunderbirds team
- Airport fire department responded to the accident along with a number of personal from the City of Dayton/other fire officials.
- Took an long amount of time to remove occupants and transport to Miami Valley Hospital
- After consulting with airport staff and other officials, the airshow WILL go on.
- Unsure if the USAF Thunderbirds will participate.
- Thunderbirds Press Conference at 5pm
- Injuries: Unable to answer questions about injuries. Thunderbirds will inform at 5pm.
- In reference to time it took to get occupants out: With it being a military aircraft, it complicated rescue. Wright Patterson AFB officials and USAF Thunderbirds officials were on site.
- 4 hours of flying, with Thunderbirds demo. 3 hours without Thunderbirds.
- Schedule changes may occur if the Thunderbirds don't fly, with other acts getting more time.
- Flying would start on time, regardless of change of acts.
- Both occupants were conscious and talking when transported.
- Fire trucks were positioned in staging areas when incident occurred. Response time was very short.
Officials still say the "crash site is active. Taking the military's lead and Thunderbird's lead on what will happen to the aircraft."
The Commander of the USAF Thunderbirds, Thunderbird #1 will talk to media at 5pm.
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