Air National Guard F-16 crashes near Douglas, Arizona, sparks 'massive fire'

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    An F-16 jet from the Air National Guard has crashed near the town of Douglas, Arizona, the Air Force reported.
    The accident happened around 8 pm, a spokesperson for the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base said.
    It was not immediately clear whether the pilot of the jet survived.




    The jet was with the 162nd Wing based in Tucson. It crashed some eight miles north of Douglas, Lieutenant Erin Ranaweera said.

    Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman, also confirmed the crash.

    The crash happened near a major gas line and caused a rupture, Cochise County officials said. At least one home was reported to have been evacuated due to a rapidly spreading fire.

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