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Update: Fighter Jet Crashes in Upper Michigan

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An F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Tuesday night in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 

The plane was assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison. 

It crashed at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday in the U.P. 

The crash site, located in Delta County, Michigan was initially secured by local emergency responders, but military personnel and safety and security personnel from the 115th Fighter Wing are now on site.

The search for the pilot continues and the pilot’s status remains unknown at this time.

Additional personnel will be sent later today to help facilitate the safety and security of the crash site.

Col. Bart Van Roo, 115th Fighter Wing commander, said “We are a close knit family and when an incident like this occurs, every member in our organization feels it.  Right now the safety of our pilot along with search and rescue efforts are our top priority, and we will continue to pray for the pilot’s safe return.

At the time of the incident, the aircraft was on a training mission with one pilot on board.

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