2 injured in Thunderbirds jet accident

Dayton (AP) - A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway while preparing for an Ohio air show, and authorities say the jet's two occupants have been taken to a hospital.

The extent of any injuries wasn't immediately known.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's office received a report around 12:30PM Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top at the Dayton International Airport.

Wright-Patterson Air Force base dispatched crash and rescue crews.

The airport director says the occupants were conscious when taken to a hospital, but any information on their condition would come from the Thunderbirds.

A Thunderbirds statement said the F-16D Fightin Falcon was conducting a "single-ship familiarization" when it had the "mishap". 

The Thunderbirds say more information will be released when available.

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