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Fighter Jet Skids Off Runway at Lambert

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By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – A Missouri Air National Guard fighter jet skids off the end of a Lambert Airport runway Monday afternoon in St. Louis and comes within a short distance of a corporate plane.

No injuries resulted from the incident involving the F-15.

Officials say the fighter jet was wrapping up a training flight when it could not stop during landing. It eventually went across another runway, where a corporate jet was taxiing.

The fighter jet eventually came to a stop off the runway, damaging its front nose gear.

The Air National Guard says it has had the single-seat F-15 since the early 1990s, and that they didn't get it new. But the Guard says it has been reliable, even during a training flight earlier Monday.

The FAA and the military are investigating.

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