Two U.S. pilots ejected from an F-15QA fighter at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Illinois, according to the U.S. Air Force. The fighter was landing at the time of the ejection.
The incident occurred at 7:30 a.m. local time, local media reported. Both pilots sustained minor injuries, the service said. One was taken to a hospital for evaluation, according to Fox2Now.
Photos from local media show the F-15 on the ground with a missing canopy.
The aircraft, a new model produced by Boeing Co. for the Qatari Air Force, is currently assigned to the U.S. Air Force. The pilots -- one Air Force, one Navy -- are assigned to the Defense Contract Management Agency, which works with contractors to ensure equipment delivery, according to a source with knowledge of the incident.
The Air Force accepted the aircraft this week prior to its foreign military sale, a service spokesperson said.
The incident is under investigation.
The U.S. Air Force's own new F-15EX Eagle II variant is based on the two-seat F-15QA. The service took delivery of its first two F-15EX aircraft earlier this year.
Boeing operates out of St. Louis' Lambert Field but conducts some training at MidAmerica. In February, formal training began with the F-15QA with support from Scott Air Force Base, which is located adjacent to MidAmerica's facilities.
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