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11/27/06-BAGHDAD, Iraq

U.S. Air Force jet crashes in Iraq

An F-16CG like this one crashed Monday northwest of Baghdad. An F-16CG like this one crashed Monday northwest of Baghdad.

 A U.S. Air Force jet carrying one pilot crashed in Iraq on Monday, the military said.

The F-16CG was supporting coalition ground forces when it went down about 1:35 p.m., about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad in Anbar province, the military said in a brief statement that contained no information about the cause of the crash or the fate of the pilot.

Mohammed Al-Obeidi, an Iraqi who lives in the nearby town of Karmah, said 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.

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