Military F-16 Crashes in Arizona, Sparking Fire

The crash happened during a training exercise.

ByABC News
June 25, 2015, 2:44 AM

— -- A military F-16 crashed in Arizona during a training exercise late Wednesday, sparking a fire, authorities said.

The incident, which occurred at 8 p.m. local time near Douglas, a town on the U.S.-Mexico border, involved an F-16 from the 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, Air National Guard officials told ABC News.

The pilot was participating in a night-training exercise at the time of the crash, authorities said. The pilot's status was unknown.

One family was displaced by the crash and fire, said Carol Capas, public information officer with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The fire posed problems for firefighters because of its size, but a nearby gas line was not threatened, authorities said.