Crews remove Thunderbirds jet after crash in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Crews on Tuesday removed a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds jet that crashed south of Colorado Springs last week.

The plane crashed shortly after performing a flyover of the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony on Thursday afternoon.

The U.S. Air Combat Command said the pilot, Maj. Alex Turner, ejected and was walking around unhurt. The plane crashed in a field about 1 p.m.

President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at the graduation and met with Turner after the crash.

The Thunderbirds said no one on the ground was injured and there was no hazard to the public.

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