Air Force F-16 crashes in Iraq

July 16th, 2007  

Topic: Air Force F-16 crashes in Iraq

Air Force F-16 crashes in Iraq

7/15/2007 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- An Air Force F-16 deployed to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing crashed on base during takeoff at 4:55 p.m. July 15.

The pilot of the single-seat aircraft ejected safely and was transported to the Air Force Theater Hospital for evaluation.

The aircraft was flying on a combat mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, providing close air support to ground forces fighting anti-Iraq forces.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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July 16th, 2007  
glad to see the pilot is okay!


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