Madison-based F-16 jet crashes in Michigan, injuries unknown

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field crashed Tuesday night in Michigan.
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Courtesy: 115th Fighter Wing

MADISON, Wis. — An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field crashed Tuesday night in Michigan.

The pilot’s status is unknown as of Wednesday morning.

In a release, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs said the jet crashed at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. At the time of the crash, officials said the jet was on a training mission with one pilot on board. Local newspaper MLive reports the crash happened in the Hiawatha National Forest.

Emergency responders are at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation, and the pilot’s condition is unknown.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National…


Posted by 115th Fighter Wing on Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Some F-16 fighter jets based at Madison’s Truax Field have been doing night training this week. It’s unclear whether the pilot involved in the crash had been part of that training.