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RJAF F-16 crashes killing pilot

April 20, 2008 (by Asif Shamim) - A statement from the Jordanian army said a RJAF F-16 crashed on Sunday during a routine training exercise. The pilot is reported as killed.

A RJAF F-16A is seen airborne over the Jordanian desert. An example similar to this was lost today.

The released information came via the army on the official Petra News agency saying the crash occured at 13.10 local time (10.10 GMT) and pilot Hamzah Samir Odeh Al-Abbadi was killed. The location of the crash was not disclosed.

The F-16 involved in the crash is believed to be #224 a Block 15A ADF.

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) operates a total of 36 F-16A/B aircraft, 16 of which are ADFs, while the remaining 20 are MLUs or have been modified to MLU standard.

This news article will be updated as more information becomes available.