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    US F-16 Crashes in Afghanistan, Pilot Ejected Safely

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    According to a US military statement, an American F-16 fighter crashed during takeoff at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

    The pilot ejected safely, was recovered, and is being evaluated for injuries.

    Coalition forces have secured the crash site and authorities will launch an investigation into the cause of the incident.


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