Confirmed, F-16 Pilot Dead:

Air Force officials at Luke AFB, Ariz., confirmed during a Saturday afternoon press conference that the pilot of the F-16 that crashed in the rugged mountains about 80 miles west of Phoenix was found dead in a ravine near the aircraft wreckage. The Air Force was still withholding the name, but the Arizona Republic reports that officials said the pilot was a 26-year-old man who was about two months into the eight-month advanced flight training course. The Republic also reports that the mishap pilot was engaged in a mock dogfight with an instructor pilot when his F-16 crashed. Officials were uncertain Saturday whether he had attempted to ejects. His parachute was found near the wreckage. Search and rescue crews did not discover his body until Saturday morning.