A jet crashed near an apartment complex during the ‘Thunder Over Michigan’ Air Show at Willow Run Airport.
“According to authorities, a MiG 23 Russian Fighter jet crashed near an apartment complex on Belleville Lake,” FOX 2 reports.
Two pilots successfully ejected from the jet and landed in a nearby lake as the jet crashed near the apartment complex.
The pilots were recovered from the water and are expected to be okay.
It’s currently unknown if the crash caused any injuries.
Here’s the footage:
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“Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a situation that requires us to stop the show. Please make your way into your vehicles and calmly make your way out of the airfield. Please be patient as we control traffic around the area,” Thunder Over Michigan wrote on its Facebook page.
Daily Mail writes:
An MiG-23 aircraft, a third-generation Soviet jet fighter produced from 1967 to 1985, was performing at the Thunder Over Michigan air show at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti Sunday.
According to a spokesperson for the show, the MiG-23 craft crashed but the pilots were able to safely eject moments before and have since been found.
The aircraft appeared to crash just off of I-94 Service Road and Beck Road in Michigan.
This is a developing story.