Overnight, a Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing crashed during a training mission.
The incident occurred at approximately 8PM local time, with the aircraft coming down approximately five miles east of the Douglas Municipal Airport, approximately one hundred twenty miles from the 162nd’s base at Tucson International Airport.
In a news release issued shortly before midnight local time, 2LT Lacey Roberts stated the pilot’s status was “unknown” and no further information has been provided since.
Per KVOA, the pilot was an Iraqi undergoing training. If the rescue crews haven’t found him yet, it’s not looking good.