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2 hospitalized in Thunderbirds jet accident at Dayton air show

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DAYTON, OH (AP) -

A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway while preparing for an Ohio air show, and authorities say the jet's two occupants have been taken to a hospital.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office received a report around 12:30 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top at the Dayton International Airport. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base dispatched crash and rescue crews.

"The pilot and passenger are receiving care and currently in good condition," A Thunderbirds tweet said.

The airport director says the occupants were conscious when taken to a hospital, but any information on their condition would come from the Thunderbirds.

A Thunderbirds statement said the F-16D Fighting Falcon was conducting a "single-ship familiarization" when it had the "mishap." The Thunderbirds say more information will be released when available. 

The Dayton Air Show is set to begin Saturday. The Thunderbirds' scheduled appearance is "yet to be determined," they said on Twitter.

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