US plane goes down in Iraq, pilot safe

  • Reuters, PTI, AS Saliyah Camp
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  • Updated: Apr 08, 2003 14:55 IST
A US A-10 "Warthog" plane went down near Baghdad Airport on Tuesday, but the pilot was safely rescued, Central Command war headquarters said in a statement.

"The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and was recovered by coalition ground forces near the airport. The pilot is reported to be in good condition," the statement said.

A-10 planes were pounding Iraqi anti-aircraft positions close to the airport on Tuesday morning.

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