An Iraqi F-16 training with the Arizona Air National Guard crashed Tuesday afternoon during a training flight, killing the pilot. The jet, which was assigned to the 162nd Wing out of Tucson ANGB, crashed at about 3 p.m. local time near the town of Safford, the wing said in a Facebook update Tuesday night. Rescue efforts were underway and the
Air Force has convened a safety board to investigate the crash, according to the wing. The 162nd Wing
is a training wing for Air National Guard pilots, which also trains international F-16 pilots. –Brian Everstine
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