US Fighter Jet Missing on Training Mission
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is searching the Adriatic Sea after losing contact with a U.S. fighter jet during a training mission off the coast of Italy.
The headquarters of the 31st Fighter Wing, at Aviano Air Base in Italy, issued a brief statement saying the F-16 fighter had one pilot aboard when contact was lost Monday evening.
There was no immediate word on the fate of the plane or the pilot.
Initial word was that the F-16 was not carrying weapons.