According to a report on the U.S. “military” website on December 10, the U.S. Air Force National Guard announced on the same day that the F-16 fighter pilot who crashed on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan earlier this week had died.
Air National Guard officials posted on social media that the F-16 fighter jet assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard crashed at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday at about 8 p.m. in the Haywata National Forest, about 300 miles northeast of the military base. Inside.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of this pilot, and the 115th Fighter Wing and the entire Wisconsin Air National Guard are standing with the pilot’s family during this difficult time,” the commander of the 115th Fighter Wing said in a statement. The National Guard of the United States Air Force said that the identity of the pilot would be temporarily closed.
According to the report, immediately after the crash, local emergency personnel, coast guards, air force forces and other government agencies carried out a full range of search and rescue work.
In June, Lt. David Schmitz of the 77th Fighter Squadron at Shore Air Force Base, South Carolina, died while piloting an F-16 fighter for night training.