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Friday, June 26, 2015

Iraqi Pilot Training in US Was Flying F-16 When It Crashed

An Iraqi pilot was flying the F-16 fighter jet that crashed near Douglas Wednesday night, an Air Force official said Thursday.

The pilot, whom the official described as "an Iraqi student pilot training here," remained unaccounted for. A rescue team was combing the desert, the official said.

"We don't have anything on the status of the pilot at this time," the official said. Asked if there was any sign the pilot had ejected, she said, "Not at this time."

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