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September 6, 2017
 

Arizona Air National Guard F-16 crashes

By 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

Iraqi student pilot confirmed dead after F-16 crash

A pilot was killed when an F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Sept. 5, 2017, 20 miles northwest of Safford, Ariz.

An Iraqi student pilot conducting a routine F-16 training mission in conjunction with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing in Tucson, Ariz., went down at approximately 3 p.m.

The pilot was flying an F-16 belonging to the Iraqi air force. The U.S. Air Force is training Iraqi pilots in F-16 fighters at the request of the Iraqi Government.  These fighter pilots are vital to their country’s defense.

The Air Force has established an interim safety board to investigate the incident.




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