PHOTOS: Crashed Thunderbirds jet moved to WPAFB
The Thunderbirds canceled weekend appearances at the Vectren Dayton Air Show after the accident.
The mishap injured Capt. Erik Gonsalves, the pilot and team narrator, who at last report was “improving well” and listed in stable to good condition, according to Lt. Col. Jason Heard, Thunderbirds commander. The injured pilot, who suffered lacerations and leg injuries, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, reports said.
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A backseat passenger, Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Cordova, an aircraft maintainer, had no visible injuries and was treated and released, officials have said.
Gonsalves and Cordova were on a “familiarization flight” prior to the mishap.
On Thursday, Ohio Highway Patrol troopers escorted a caravan that flanked the flatbed trailer as it drove from the airport to the base on an estimated 45-minute road trip over freeways and state highways
The damaged Thunderbird jet that was involved in a mishap at Dayton International Airport last Friday is being moved to WPAFB.