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Remains of U.S. pilot shot down in Iraq, found 18 years later

August 4 2009

On the territory of Iraqi province of Al Anbar nomads discovered fragments of the F-18 shot down during the first Gulf War. Among the metal and the body was lying pilot who was listed in the list of missing persons.

Bedouin who found the body buried in the pilot, however, due to the crash site military to exhume the remains and handed them over to the Pentagon. The pilot, whose fate was unknown 18 years old, identified.

As established by fragments of bone experts from the Institute of Pathology U.S. Air Force fighter pilot found was Michael Scott Speicher. The black boxes of the same aircraft aimed at deciphering - they will tell about the circumstances of the crash of a fighter.

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