Thunderbird crash at the Dayton Air Show: What we know now

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 1:57 PM

A Thunderbird flipped at the Dayton international airport on Friday, June 23. Ty Greenlees/Staff Photographer
Ty Greenlees
A Thunderbird flipped at the Dayton international airport on Friday, June 23. Ty Greenlees/Staff Photographer(Ty Greenlees)

Early this afternoon, a military plane crashed at the Dayton Air Show at the Dayton International Airport. 

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Here is what we know: 

The plane. An F-16 Thunderbird was flipped on its top when a strong gust of wind hit the plane after it landed. The plane was taxiing to a staging area before it ended up in the grass. 

Bad weather. Radar tracked sustained winds of 30 mph during just before 1 p.m. Throughout the day there has been heavy rain with some areas receiving 2 inches per hour. 

The pilots. Just minutes after the crash a CareFlight ground unit arrived on the scene, since a medical helicopter was unable to fly. Scanner traffic indicated reports of a possible double entrapment, since then a “front pilot has been disentangled.” Dayton police will escort the CareFlight medic unit to the hospital. 

Reports indicate the second pilot has been removed from the plane as of 2:30 p.m.

Capt. Erik Gonsalves was the pilot, and the passenger was Staff Sgt. Kenneth Cordova.

Statement.  From Thunderbirds Facebook page:  “The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on Friday June 23, 2017. Upon landing there was a mishap at the Dayton International Airport with an F-16D Fighting Falcon at approximately 12:20 p.m. Emergency services are on the scene. We will provide more information as it becomes available.”

No performance Saturday. Lt. Col. Jason Heard of the Thunderbirds said there was a “mishap” with the plane upon landing. Heard said the Thunderbirds will not fly on Saturday.

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Man reportedly seen running naked on I-75

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:04 AM

A man reportedly running along the area of Interstate 75 without clothes was taken to a hospital in Middletown Saturday morning.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatchers said they received a report of a man reportedly running southbound on the northbound side of I-75 south of the Austin Boulevard exit around 4:35 a.m. in Franklin Twp.

A scuffle with the man was reported before he was transported to Atrium Medical Center, according to OSP.

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Humidity builds with threat of storms to start holiday weekend

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:55 AM

Partly sunny, mild and muggy through the morning. Scattered thunderstorms develop into afternoon. Severe storms not expected but brief, heavy rainfall, gusty winds and lightning possible. Highs will climb into the lower to middle 80s. Storms will taper off this evening and become partly cloudy overnight. Lows in the upper 60s - Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. 

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    QUICK-LOOK FORECAST: 

    • Warm and humid this weekend
    • Scattered thunderstorms expected to start holiday weekend
    • Mainly dry and hot for Memorial Day 

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    Sunday: Partly sunny, hot and humid. Slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm. Highs in the upper 80s, but feeling like the lower 90s.

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    Monday / Memorial Day: Lots of sunshine, hot and humid again. Highs will top out near 90 degrees with a heat index from 90 to 95 degrees.

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    Tuesday: Expect partly cloudy skies with muggy conditions and a high near 90 degrees.

    Wednesday: Skies will become mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms developing. Highs will drop back into the middle 80s.

    >>County-by-county weather 

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    Car crashes into the side of Sunlight Village counseling center in Dayton 

    Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 3:35 AM
    Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 5:30 AM

    Dayton police confirmed the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the side of a youth counseling center in the 3300 block of W. Third St. Saturday morning did not sustain any serious injuries.

    UPDATE @ 5:30 a.m.:

    Dayton police confirmed the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the side of a youth counseling center in the 3300 block of W. Third St. Saturday morning did not sustain any serious injuries.

    The driver was traveling westbound when he lost control and jumped the curb, causing the vehicle to crash into Sunlight Village, a counseling and therapy center for young adults. The car then landed on its side after striking the building. No one was inside at the time of the accident.

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    The property belongs to Robert Lyons and his wife Jmila, pastors of The Marketplace Movement church next door to the building.

    Jmila said this is the second time a car has crashed into properties they own. About a week and a half ago, a car crashed through the brick wall displaying the sign in front of Marketplace Movement church, Jmila said. 

    UPDATE @ 3:52 a.m:

    A vehicle crashed into the side of a house in the 3300 block of W. 3rd St. Saturday morning. 

    The car turned over on its side after crashing into the west side of the home.

    An ambulance left the scene at approximately 3:40 a.m.

    The driver’s identity and extent of injuries is unknown.

    It is unknown if anyone was inside at the time of the accident.

    Dayton police and fire crews on scene of a car accident into the side of Sunlight Village counseling center on 3320 West Third St. in Dayton.(JEFFREY BROWN / STAFF)

    FIRST REPORT: 

    We are hearing reports of a car crash in the 3300 block of W. 3rd St. with possible entrapment. 

    According to Montgomery County dispatch, the 9-1-1- caller said the driver lost control and crashed through a house. 

    Officers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 3:05 a.m. 

    We are on our way to the scene and will update this story as more details become available. 

    Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com. 

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    Power restored along U.S. 35 in western Montgomery Co.

    Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:23 AM
    Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 2:36 AM

    As of about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, power has been fully restored to customers in New Lebanon, along U.S. 35, according to a DP&L worker who was on scene working on the outage.

    UPDATE @ 2:36 a.m.:

    Power has been fully restored to customers in New Lebanon, along U.S. 35, according to a DP&L worker who was on scene working on the outage. 

    The outage lasted for about 2 and a half hours and affected over 4,000 customers. 

    It’s not known what caused the outage.

    UPDATE @ 2:23 a.m.:

    According to the DP&L outage map, the number of affected customers has dropped to 1,084. The estimated restoration time is 3 a.m.

    UPDATE @ 12:35 a.m.:

    The number of reported outages now stands at 2,101, according to the DP&L online outage map.

    INITIAL REPORT

    More than 4,000 Dayton Power & Light customers in New Lebanon, along U.S. 35, are without power and we're working to find out why. 

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    According to the DP&L outage map, the outage is affecting 4,013 in the area of the Voyager Village Trailer Park and the Snickers Bar & Restaurant, between North Lutheran Church and Diamond Mill roads. 

    An email to our newsroom describes a "complete power outage, lots of emergency vehicles" near the trailer park and the bar/restaurant. 

    We will update this developing report as information becomes available. 

    Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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