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So An Iraqi Air Force Owned F-16 Piloted By Iraqi Student Crashed In Arizona

VIA 12news: An Iraqi student pilot is dead, officials with the Arizona Air National Guard said, after an F-16 crashed about near Safford Tuesday.

With an order of 36 aircraft, U.S. and Iraqi Airmen made history Dec. 16, 2014, after delivering the Iraqi air force F-16D aircraft to Tucson. The sale included an agreement for the U.S. to train the Iraqi pilots in Arizona.

According to officials, the pilot was conducting an F-16 training mission with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing in Tucson when the plane went down around 3 p.m. about 20 miles northwest of Safford. Continue reading