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Crews search for pilot of Arizona F-16 crash

The status of the pilot is unknown
March 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Crews in Arizona are searching for the wreckage and the pilot of an F-16 fighter that crashed during a training exercise Friday.The pilot was flying out of Luke Air Force Base, the world's largest F-16 training base.

A spokeswoman for the base says the aircraft went down in a remote area about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix.

All-terrain vehicles and planes equipped with night-vision equipment spent the night searching near a mountain range. Crews are hoping to pick up an emergency signal from the downed jet.

The status of the pilot is unknown.

 

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