US says Air Force pilot killed in crash in Middle East

WASHINGTON - A US Air force pilot died on Sunday when an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft crashed while returning to its base in the Middle East, US Central Command said in a statement on Monday.
The cause of incident, which Centcom said was not combat related, is under investigation.
Emergency responders are still at the scene, Centcom said, adding that the crash did not occur in Iraq or Syria.
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