F-16 fighter jet crashes in Michigan during training

MANISTIQUE, MICHIGAN (AP) — A Wisconsin-based F-16 fighter jet had crashed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula while on a training mission. A search party was conducted yesterday for the pilot, who was the only person aboard, authorities said.

The plane assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison crashed at about 8pm on Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs confirmed in a statement.

The cause of the crash and the status of the pilot weren’t immediately known, the statement said. The statement didn’t specify where in the Upper Peninsula the plane crashed, but WLUC-TV reported it was in the Hiawatha National Forest near the Delta-Schoolcraft county line.