Monday, November 27, 2006
Photo of the wreckage
An American F-16 fighter, with a pilot onboard, was shot down by the Iraqi resistance over Anbar province. Reporters in Baghdad cited witnesses who said that a missile brought down the plane in a field near Fallujah.
But I thought that Fallujah was "pacified?"
"FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - An F-16 fighter on a combat mission near Baghdad crashed on Monday, and the pilot appeared to have died after ejecting.
A local journalist who shot film of the wreckage of the plane after it came down north of Falluja in Iraq's western Anbar province said he was in no doubt the pilot was dead.
The U.S. military confirmed the crash but said it had no information on the fate of the pilot or the cause of the crash.
The film showed the bloodied and motionless body of what appeared to be a man in a flight suit wearing a parachute harness lying in a field strewn with the wreckage of the plane"