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F-16 Fighting Falcon crashes in Arizona

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    F-16 Fighting Falcon crashes in Arizona
    Published September 05, 2017
    Fox News
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    A F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in Arizona Tuesday, according to the U.S. Air Force. (REUTERS/Josh Smith)

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in Arizona on Tuesday, the United States Air Force said.



    The military aircraft crashed during a training mission approximately 20 miles northwest of Safford at 3 p.m.

    Rescue efforts were launched, but the status of the fighter's pilot, only known to be male, is unknown.

    The Fighting Falcon is based out of Tucson Airport, where the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing is located. The crashed aircraft serves as the Air National Guard's lead F-16 pilot training unit.

    According to the Air National Guard, the 162nd Wing is a training group that works with U.S. and international allies to train pilots. This pilot may be international, so identifying the pilot and his condition may be delayed due to time differences.

    The Air Force has created a safety board to investigate the crash.

    F-16 Fighting Falcon crashes in Arizona
     
  2. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    I pray the pilot is alive and well, or at least, well on the road to recovery. God Bless him and Thank GOD no one else was hurt.
     

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