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Air Force crew refueling plane saves pilot in emergency over ISIS territory

A refueling plane crew saved a fighter pilot who faced having to eject over Islamic State territory. The F-16 had been trying to refuel in mid-air when the pilot discovered a malfunction with his fuel system, which meant he could only fly for 15 minutes – nowhere near enough to reach safety.

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