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Pilot Feared Dead after F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Arizona

An F-16 fighter jet crashed in a remote area near Bagdad, Yavapai County, Arizona, on January 21.

The jet that took off from Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, was carrying a student pilot from Taiwan when it went down. Authorities said the pilot was practicing air-to-air combat with an instructor as part of training.

According to Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, commander of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke, “All indications lead me to believe that the pilot did not survive the accident…But until we have 100 percent confirmation, we will continue search efforts.”

The cause of crash is not clear at the moment.

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Aegean Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Spain

Aegean airlinesAegean Airlines flight A3 688 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Palma de Mallorca Airport in Mallorca, Spain, on January 10.

The plane was heading from Athens, Greece, to Madrid, Spain, when it was diverted due to a terror threat. According to the airline, “Aegen was notified by the Athens International Airport, today, Sunday 10 January, for additional security check to a passenger on the scheduled Aegen flight A3 688 from Athens to Madrid…Considering this information, Aegen has instructed the commander of the flight to land on the nearest airport.”

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

“All the additional security checks were conducted for the aircraft and the passengers, as provided by regulations. The security checks revealed no issues and the aircraft departed from Mallorca to its final destination Madrid,” the airline said.

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