Fighter Jet F-16 Crashes in Bagdad


Bagdad: An F-16 fighter jet from Luke Air Force Base crashed near Bagdad, Arizona on Thursday morning, the base said. The pilot’s condition and the cause of the crash are both unknown.

The plane is assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, base officials said on their website. Bagdad is in northwest Arizona, 85 miles (137km) northwest of Luke AFB, which is in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale.

The Fighting Falcon crashed around 8:45 a.m. local time. The cause of the crash is unknown, Luke spokeswoman Lieutenant Tanya Wren said.