The United States is looking into the F-16 fighter jet crash in the Middle East that killed a US national, an announcement issued on Monday by the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) said.
“First responders remain on the scene. The cause of the incident is under investigation,” the release read. “It is the US military’s policy to defer identification until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.”
CENTCOM expressed that a US Air Force pilot was murdered as an issue of a F-16 Fighting Falcon crashing in a non-battle related occurrence on November 30. The accident happened amid the reappearance of the plane to the base in the Middle East not long after it had taken off.
The released focused on the occurrence did not happen in Syria or Iraq, where the US-headed universal coalition is directing airstrikes against the positions of Islamic State