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US fighter jet shot down over Iraq: Reports

An F/A-18 Hornet fighter-bomber was shot down over Iraq, the US networks ABC and Fox News reported on Thursday.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2003 12:15 IST

An F/A-18 Hornet fighter-bomber was shot down over Iraq,the US networks ABC and Fox News reported on Thursday.

According to Fox News,the plane was brought down by a missile.

The jet was based on the US aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk,ABC news reported. There was no word on the fate of the pilot.

The US Defence Department would not confirm the reports.

First Published: Apr 03, 2003 10:10 IST