Pilot missing after F-16 crash

March 14, 2008 at 6:55 PM

PHOENIX, March 14 (UPI) -- A pilot out of Arizona's Luke U.S. Air Force Base was missing Friday after his F-16C crashed about 50 miles northwest of Wickenburg.

The pilot's name was not immediately released.

The Arizona Republic said the pilot was assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron and was on a training flight. "The status of the pilot is unknown," Luke spokeswoman Mary Jo May said, adding that other details were not immediately available.

May said a board would be appointed to investigate the crash, which occurred around noon in the Buckskin Mountains.

Friday's crash was only the latest in a series of F-16 mishaps out of the base, most non-fatal. The newspaper said the exception was a Singapore pilot in training who was killed in 2004.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
Compact cannon for British armored vehicles
Texas AG Ken Paxton facing first-degree felony fraud charges
Kurds plan to carve state out of Iraq after fighting stops, leaders say
Anonymous calls for #MillionPersonMarch on Independence Day