F-16 fighter jet (Courtesy: Getty Images)
TWAIN HARTE, Calif. - A Twain Harte Air Force pilot went missing Monday after his F-16 fighter jet was suspected to have gone down off the coast of Italy.
The Modesto Bee reported Capt. Lucas Gruenther's family was notified of his disappearance on Monday after the jet went into the Adriatic Sea.
The Air Force later confirmed that a pilot was missing, but did not disclose the pilot's name.
According to the military statements, a combined U.S. - Italian rescue effort located debris, but did not find a pilot.