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F-16 lands safely at Phoenix airport after striking a cable

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center takes off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 19, 2017. A similar F-16 jet based out of the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing in Tucson landed safely at a Phoenix airport after striking a cable.

NATHAN H. BARBOUR/U.S. AIR FORCE

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: February 11, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. — The pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon based out of the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing in Tucson has landed safely at a Phoenix airport after striking a cable.

National Guard officials say the incident occurred about 10 a.m. Sunday near Black Canyon City, which is about 60 miles north of Phoenix. They say the aircraft safely at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

No other details were immediately released and officials say the Air Force will assemble a team to investigate the incident.

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