Dutch F-16 pilot flies plane into cable in Arizona


The Dutch defence ministry is investigating how an F-16 fighter pilot flew his jet into an overhead cable on a training exercise in Arizona.

The pilot was unharmed and able to land safely, but the aircraft was ‘severely damaged’ in the incident on Sunday, a spokesman for the ministry said.

The pilot was part of an F-16 division carrying out training flights at the Netherlands Detachment in Tucson, Arizona.