Thursday, November 6, 2014

F-16 believed down over Gulf

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – An F-16 fighter is believed to have crashed in the Gulf of Mexico today. A news release from Tyndall said the jet was on a routine training mission Thursday morning when contact was lost. The Coast Guard is leading the search and said crews first responded to a location some 57 miles south of Panama City, Fla. Tyndall is home of the 325th Fighter Wing and its mission is air dominance training and operations. The base's aircraft inventory include F-22 fifth-generation fighters. (Sources: multiple, 11/06/14)