March 16, 2008 |
The pilot of an F-16C fighter jet that crashed in a rugged area of western Arizona was killed when his plane went down, Air Force officials confirmed. The student pilot, whose identity was not released, was practicing air-to-air combat with another F-16 from Luke Air Force Base about noon Friday when his plane crashed, base spokeswoman Mary Jo May said. Aircraft from the Air Force, Marines, Civil Air Patrol and Arizona Department of Public Safety spent hours trying to find the wreckage, which was spotted in a remote area about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix.
April 10, 1999 |
An investigation into a rash of crashes at the nation's largest F-16 base has led to the discovery of engine cracks in 17 of the jet fighters, the Air Force said Friday. Cracks up to an inch long were found in the jets' Pratt & Whitney 220 engines, Luke Air Force Base spokeswoman Mary Jo May said. About 75% of the jets have been inspected so far at Luke, which has 190 of the nation's roughly 400 F-16s. "If we find cracks, those engines will not be flown anymore.
March 31, 2010 |
Robert Davis spent a significant part of the last six weeks standing by himself in the middle of Camelback Ranch. Every now and then, the security guard at the Dodgers' spring training complex would tell overzealous autograph seekers that they had to stand behind the ropes along the dirt paths leading from the clubhouse to the practice fields. Sometimes he made small talk with other workers. But interspaced in these countless hours of tedium were memories of a lifetime.
March 9, 1986 |
Two F-15A jet fighters on training missions in southern Arizona crashed, killing one pilot and injuring another, a spokesman at Luke Air Force Base said Saturday. He said that both crashes, which occurred Friday, were under investigation.
June 10, 1985
An Air Force enlisted woman was acquitted of selling classified information to an Air Force undercover investigator posing as a representative of a major defense contractor. A seven-member board of officers returned its verdict in the court-martial at Luke Air Force Base at Glendale, Ariz., of Senior Airman Paula Wilderman, 22. Wilderman, arrested July 12, 1984, could have faced a dishonorable discharge and up to 18 years in jail if convicted.
March 28, 1999 |
An F-16 fighter crashed Friday during a training mission west of Phoenix, the fifth warplane out of Luke Air Force Base to go down since October, military officials said. The single-seat F-16 crashed about 22 miles southwest of the base. The pilot ejected safely and was taken to the base hospital for examination, said base spokeswoman Mary Jo May. The pilot's identity was not released.