Air Force: Iraqi student pilot dies in F-16 crash - Tucson News Now

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Air Force: Iraqi student pilot dies in F-16 crash

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, from the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing. (Source: Arizona Air National Guard) An F-16 Fighting Falcon, from the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing. (Source: Arizona Air National Guard)
Maj. Noor Faleh Rassan Al-Khazali. (Source: Iraqi Air Force) Maj. Noor Faleh Rassan Al-Khazali. (Source: Iraqi Air Force)
SAFFORD, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

An Iraqi student pilot was killed in a crash during training in Arizona on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

The Iraqi Air Force confirmed Maj. Noor Faleh Rassan Al-Khazali died in the crash, which happened 20 miles northwest of Safford.

Al-Khazali was training in conjunction with the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing, which is based out of Tucson.

The jet belonged to the Iraqi Air Force.

The US Air Force is investigating the crash.

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