The search continues for the pilot of a Madison-based fighter that crashed in the state of Michigan

UPDATE (WKOW) – The search for a pilot from the Madison-based F-16 fighter crash that crashed in the upper Michigan Peninsula continues Wednesday morning.

The jet crashed in the Delta County of Michigan around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

The status of the pilot is still unknown.

The 115th Hunter Wing was involved in a day-to-day coordinated search operation with local disaster relief, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other government agencies.

Search and rescue efforts on land, air and water will continue on Wednesday morning.

The scene of the accident in Delta County, Michigan, was originally provided by local disaster relief, but military personnel and security and safety personnel from the 115th Hunting Wing are now on site.

According to the National Guard, additional personnel will be sent today to facilitate the safety of the accident.

The commander of the 115th Combat Wing, Colonel Bart Van Roo, told the 27 News: “We are a close family, and when such an event occurs, every member of our organization feels it. Currently, pilot safety and search and rescue efforts are paramount and we will continue to pray for the safe return of the pilot. “


MADISON (WKOW) – An F-16 fighter assigned to the 115th fighter wing of the Wisconsin Air Force has crashed at the Truax Air Guard base in Madison, Michigan, on Tuesday night.

Wisconsin National Guard officials said it happened around 8 p.m., during a routine training mission.

Currently, the cause of the accident and the condition of the pilot on board the aircraft are unknown.

Stay on and check out the article Wake Up Wisconsin about this evolving story.