By Associated Press
SAFFORD, Ariz. — Authorities say a county sheriff says the pilot of an Arizona Air National Guard F-16 jet that crashed Tuesday afternoon was killed.
The Arizona Daily Star reports Graham County Sheriff P.J. Allred said the crash site is about 20 miles northwest of Safford. The F-16 was attached to the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing at Tucson International Airport.
The crash was the second involving an F-16 Fighting Falcon flying from the 162nd Wing and the third F-16 crash in Arizona, since mid-2015.
The U.S. Air force has activated a team to investigate Tuesday's crash.