December 1, 2014
Release # 20141201
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fla., Dec. 1, 2014 - A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when an F-16
Fighting Falcon crashed in a non-combat-related incident November 30 at
approximately 11 p.m. Eastern. The aircraft was returning to its base in
the Middle East shortly after take-off. The crash did not occur in Iraq
First responders remain on the scene. The cause of the
incident is under investigation. It is the U.S. military's policy to
defer identification until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.
Additional details will be released when they become available.