US fighter jet missing on training mission
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force is searching the Adriatic Sea after losing contact with a U.S. fighter jet during a training mission off the coast of Italy.
The headquarters of the 31st Fighter Wing, at Aviano Air Base in Italy, issued a brief statement saying the F-16 fighter had one pilot aboard when contact was lost Monday evening.
There was no immediate word on the fate of the plane or the pilot.
Initial word was that the F-16 was not carrying weapons.
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