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Search teams find debris thought to belong to the jet

The F-16 went went missing Monday over the Adriatic Sea

A search for the pilot continues

Controllers lost contact with the F-16 around 8 p.m. Monday (2 p.m. ET) while the jet was on a training flight, the U.S. Air Force reported.

Controllers lost contact with the F-16 around 8 p.m. Monday (2 p.m. ET) while the jet was on a training flight, the U.S. Air Force reported

The jet’s last known location was over the Adriatic Sea, some 10-15 nautical miles east of Cervia.

Search teams have found no sign of the pilot, though they’re continuing the search, officials said.

The aircraft was based at Aviano Air Base, a key NATO installation in northern Italy.