U.S. Air Force Says Searching for Pilot of F-16 Over Adriatic

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A US F16 plane takes off from the Aviano air base.

The U.S. Air Force said search efforts are under way for the pilot of an F-16 after Aviano Air Base in Italy lost contact with the fighter jet, the service said.

“The aircraft was performing a training mission over the Adriatic Sea with one person on board,” the Air Force said today in an e-mailed statement. “The pilot’s condition is unknown at this time.”

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