Fighter Jet Crashes After Pilot Ejects
A fighter pilot ejected from his F-15C jet moments before it crashed in a ball of flames during aerial war games Thursday at Nellis Air Force Base. Capt. Michael R. Fontaine was hospitalized in stable condition, a base spokeswoman said.
His $26 million plane was destroyed at the end of the runway. A plume of black smoke could be seen throughout Las Vegas Valley.