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Sheriff: Pilot killed in F-16 fighter crash in Arizona.

Posted September 6

— Authorities say a county sheriff says the pilot of an Arizona Air National Guard F-16 jet that crashed Tuesday afternoon was killed.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/2wG5Oov ) Graham County Sheriff P.J. Allred said the crash site is about 20 miles northwest of Safford. The F-16 was attached to the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing at Tucson International Airport.

The crash was the second involving an F-16 Fighting Falcon flying from the 162nd Wing and the third F-16 crash in Arizona, since mid-2015.

The U.S. Air force has activated a team to investigate Tuesday's crash.

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