An F-16 fighter jet reportedly crashed into a commercial warehouse in Riverside (California state) around 15:45 (local time) on Thursday, May 16. The plane crashed west of March Air Reserve Base shortly after taking off from the airfield, according to local reports. No casualties were immediately reported; the pilot reportedly ejected before the crash. Authorities have closed Interstate 215 near the crash site for public safety. Further details are still emerging.
A heightened security presence and traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.
Individuals in the Riverside (California state) area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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