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US Air Force F-16 crashes during takeoff at Bagram base

US Air Force F-16 crashes during takeoff at Bagram base

Mar 30, 2016 - 09:08

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A US Air Force jet has crashed during takeoff near the Bagram Air Base in central Parwan province, the Pentagon spokesman said.

Peter Cook said the F-16 assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing of the US Air Force crashed on Tuesday. The cause was being investigated, he added.

The pilot ejected safely and is being medically evaluated. "Coalition forces are securing the crash site," said Cook. There was no immediate sign the jet crashed due to enemy action.

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