Body Of Downed F-16 Pilot Found



Search crews found the body of the Iraqi pilot whose F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Wednesday night near Douglas, Arizona,Agence France Presse reported. Identified asBrig. Gen. Rafid Mohammed Sadiq, the pilot was on anight training mission when the jet crashed about 8 p.m. The flight originated from the162nd Wing of the Air National Guard in Tucson, which trains international pilots in the fighter.

The crash occurred during aerial refueling, a U.S. defense official told Agence France Presse.Douglas Fire Department crews were called to the scene, and some area residents were evacuated due to the fire that erupted.Witnesses reported fireballs lighting up the sky.