Video: Pilot walks away from nosedive crash at air show

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Video: Plane nose-dives to ground and man walks away unhurt YouTube/Brian Leach/Fox



The moment an F-16 fighter jet nose-dived into the ground at an air show has been caught on camera.

And, miraculously, the pilot got out and walked away from the crash - injury-free.

Onlookers guessed the aircraft to be going at about 60mph, and said it was going so fast they expected it to take off again as it ran off the end of the runway at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The US airforce is investigating the crash, but it seems the front landing gear collapsed.

The plane was taking part in the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture show, which is an annual event in Wisconsin, sold as 'the world's greatest aviation celebration.'

Witnesses were stunned the pilot, who was taken to hospital as a precaution, was unhurt.
Bill Tregoning, of Tonica, Illinois, said: 'It looked like the plane came off the edge of the runway going about 60 miles per hour. The front landing gear sunk into the soft ground because of the rain.'

Watch the accident unfolding below:



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