The Latest: Pilot safe in F-16 plane crash

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — We’re still gathering information about a crash in California involving an F-16 from Sioux Falls. 

We’re told the fighter jet was assigned to the 114th Fighter Wing and it was conducting a training mission for NORAD. It crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in southern California. 

Air Force officials say there were five injuries reported on the ground. 

“The pilot involved in the incident did eject safely and is in good condition,” Col. Tom McNamara said at a news conference Friday morning. 

Authorities have confirmed to KELOLAND News the pilot was based out of the March Air Reserve Base. The cause is still under investigation and the South Dakota Air National Guard directed any questions to authorities in California. 

There will be another update at 5 p.m. CDT. 

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