The F-16 was on a routine mission with a pilot on board, the 115th fighter wing said. The condition of the pilot and the cause of the accident are still unknown, the case is being investigated.
“We’re a close family, and when an event like this happens, everyone in our organization feels it,” Colonel Bart Van Roo, commander of the 115th Fighter Wing, told CNN’s affiliated WLUC. “Pilot safety and search and rescue efforts are paramount and we will continue to pray for the safe return of the pilot.”
CNN has turned to the 115th Hunting Wing and Michigan State Police for more information and is waiting to be heard back.