U.S. Air Force jet crashes in Iraq

November 27th, 2006  
Venom PL

Topic: U.S. Air Force jet crashes in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. Air Force jet carrying one pilot crashed in Iraq on Monday, the military said.

The F-16CG was supporting coalition ground forces when it went down about 1:35 p.m., about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad in Anbar province, the military said in a brief statement that contained no information about the cause of the crash or the fate of the pilot.

Mohammed Al-Obeidi, an Iraqi who lives in the nearby town of Karmah, said he saw the jet flying up and down erratically before it nose-dived and exploded in a farm field.

He said other U.S. warplanes rushed to the crash site and were circling around it.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061127/.../iraq_us_crash

I’m wondering what happened…mechanical failure or maybe the plane was shot down.

I hope that pilot managed to eject.

Ups double post - sry
November 28th, 2006  
Team Infidel
he probably couldn't pull up ...

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