Taiwanese F-16 pilot likely dead after Arizona crash

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A pilot from the Taiwanese Air Force was likely killed after his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed during a training mission in the Arizona desert on Thursday. That's per a release from an interim safety board, which found human remains at the scene of the crash, Air Force Times reports.

Authorities are still working to confirm the remains belong to the unidentified Taiwanese pilot. According to the report, he'd been training at Luke for the past six months and was participating in an air-to-air combat exercise with an instructor when his fighter went down. The crashed F-16 belonged to the Taiwanese Air Force.

"Our thoughts and focus continue to be on the family and giving them our full support during this difficult time," Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, the CO of Luke's 56th Fighter Wing, said in a release.

At this point, it's still unclear what the ultimate cause of the crash was.

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