Iraqi F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Arizona During Training Mission

June 25, 2015 4:29 PM

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Iraqi F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Arizona During Training Mission

The F-16 fighter jet that crashed in Arizona overnight was actually owned by the Iraqi Air Force and flown by an Iraqi pilot, a U.S. Air Force official confirmed to ABC News today.

Local law enforcement has been on the scene since the crash last night near Douglas, Arizona, but Air Force officials have yet to confirmed the identity of the pilot, who they say is an Iraqi trainee. The crash caused a large grass fire and it’s likely the pilot did not survive, authorities said.

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