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    A US Air Force Thunderbird F-16 jet has crashed after conducting a flyover of an Air Force Academy graduation commencement attended by President Barack Obama.

    The incident occurred south of Colorado Springs airport, where the president delivered the commencement address for the graduating class at the Air Force Academy.

    The pilot safely ejected before the plane crashed into a field, according to Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michal Kloeffler-Howard.

    President Obama visited with the ejected pilot shortly before boarding Air Force One.

    The cause of the crash is not known at this time.

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