An F-16 fighter jet crashed in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula Tuesday evening, in keeping with authorities.
The Wisconsin Air Nationwide Guard mentioned an F-16 Combating Falcon assigned to its 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Subject Air Nationwide Guard Base in Madison, Wis., crashed round eight p.m.
“On the time of the incident, the plane was on a routine coaching mission with one pilot on board,” the Wisconsin Nationwide Guard wrote on Fb.
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“Emergency responders are on scene. The reason for the crash, in addition to the standing of the pilot, are unknown right now, and the incident is beneath investigation,” the social media submit continued.
The crash occurred north of the Backyard Peninsula, close to the border of Delta and Schoolcraft counties within the Hiawatha Nationwide Forest, in keeping with MLive.com. U.S. Forest Service assisted native authorities in establishing a fringe and beginning the search late Tuesday.
The 115th Fighter Wing on Sunday mentioned it was conducting night coaching flights from Dec. 7, by way of Dec. 10, in keeping with its Fb web page.
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They mentioned that space residents may even see or hear F-16 fighter jets “taking off or touchdown till roughly 10:00 p.m.”
As of four a.m., there was no phrase on the situation of the pilot. Emergency responders had been on the crash website till after midnight, experiences mentioned.
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Truax Subject Air Nationwide Guard Base is situated about 75 miles west of Milwaukee.