F-16 pilot who crashed in Michigan pronounced useless

“Right this moment is a day for mourning,” a Fighter Wing commander stated.

The F-16 pilot who crashed in Michigan Tuesday has been pronounced useless.

“We’re deeply saddened this tragic loss; our ideas and prayers are with the household throughout this troublesome time,” 115th Fighter Wing commander Col. Bart Van Roo stated in a press release. “Right this moment is a day for mourning, the 115th Fighter Wing and the whole Wisconsin Nationwide Guard stands with the pilot’s household as we grieve the lack of an amazing Airman, and patriot.”

The Combating Falcon assigned to the Wisconsin Air Nationwide Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Area Air Nationwide Guard Base in Madison crashed in Michigan’s Hiawatha Nationwide Forest at round eight p.m. Tuesday, whereas on a routine coaching mission.

A multi-state, interagency seek for the pilot and plane instantly adopted the crash and emergency responders arrived on the scene, the Wisconsin Nationwide Guard stated.

“We’re a particularly shut knit group on the fighter wing, the lack of one in every of our personal brings immeasurable unhappiness to each member of our group,” Van Roo added.

The reason for the crash remains to be beneath investigation.

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