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Fighter jet involved in accident at Dayton International Airport

While landing at a rain-soaked airport in Dayton, Ohio, on Friday, an Air Force fighter jet skidded off the runway and flipped upside down, trapping two men inside for more than an hour.According to the Thunderbirds Twitter page, the pilot and passenger – a tactical aircraft maintainer – were taken to a hospital and were “currently in good condition”.The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds canceled their Saturday performance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show following an accident after the Number 8 plane landed on Friday afternoon.Erik Gonsalves (seen here), and Technical Sgt. Kenneth Cordova were conducting a familiarization flight for the Dayton Air Show, said Thunderbirds commander Lt. Col. Jason Heard. Heard said that Cordova had no visible injuries and Gonsalves had some lacerations as well as some injuries to his leg. Dayton officials said two people were on board the plane.There was rain Friday, but Air Force pilots land in rain “all the time”, Heard said.He says the Thunderbirds have decided not to fly in Saturday’s show.Fire crews from the Dayton International Airport, Vandalia, Butler Township, and a crash recovery team from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base responded to the scene. Shuttle buses to the air show will run continuously.”If I can’t ensure team safety and crowd safety, we won’t fly”, he said. Sgt. Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Dayton said a report was received around 12:30 p.m. today of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top at the Dayton International Airport.