U.S. pilot killed in F-18 crash in Iraq

May 3rd, 2005  

Topic: U.S. pilot killed in F-18 crash in Iraq

By Michael Georgy

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Search teams have found the body of a U.S. Marine pilot whose F-18 crashed in Iraq, but a second warplane is still missing, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

The two Hornet jets disappeared late on Monday while flying a night missions from the carrier Carl Vinson in the Gulf.

A military spokesman said there were no indications the planes had come down under hostile fire. It was not clear if they might have collided during a heavy sand and lightning storm that hit central Iraq around the time they went missing.

May 6th, 2005  
They found the second body the other day.