Pentagon: F-16 fighter jet crashes at Bagram, pilot safe
March 29, 2016
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Air Force F-16 jet crashed on takeoff from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan late Tuesday, the Pentagon said.
The pilot ejected safely and was recovered by coalition forces, said Peter Cook, Pentagon press secretary.
The F-16 was assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. The crash site has been secured and the crash is under investigation, Cook said.
Cook said he did not know whether enemy fire had a role in bringing the aircraft down.