BAGHDAD, Iraq – A U.S. Air Force jet with one pilot crashed in Iraq on Monday, the military said.
The F-16CG was supporting coalition ground forces when it went down at about 1:35 p.m. in Anbar province, about 20 miles northwest of Baghdad, the military said in a brief statement.
The statement had no information about the suspected cause of the crash or the fate of the pilot.
Mohammed Al-Obeidi, who lives in the nearby town of Karmah, said by telephone that 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.