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