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BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Air Force jet carrying one pilot crashed in Iraq on Monday, the military said.
The F-16CG was supporting coalition ground forces when it went down about 1:35 p.m., about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad in Anbar province, the military said in a brief statement that contained no information about the cause of the crash or the fate of the pilot.
Mohammed Al-Obeidi, an Iraqi who lives in the nearby town of Karmah, said he saw the jet flying up and down erratically before it nose-dived and exploded in a farm field.
He said other U.S. warplanes rushed to the crash site and were circling around it.
Also see the F-16.net news article: F-16 crashes in Iraq
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