F-15 military jet crashes in Virginia

F-15 military jet crashes in Virginia

An F-15 military jet crashed in western Virginia early Wednesday, according to local media reports.

In Deerfield, Virginia, multiple news outlets have reported already that an aircraft crashed shortly after 9:00 a.m. local time in a wooded part of the region near Staunton, VA, around 180 miles west of Washington, DC. By 10:30, the Staunton News Leader (external - login to view) had confirmed that a spokesperson for the National Travel Safety Board identified the aircraft as a military jet, and that a police scanner dispatch suggested one person had been on board.

Officials with the August County Sheriff’s Office told a local ABC News affiliate that a loud boom had been heard in the mountainous part of Deerfield at around 9:15 a.m., and that witnesses reported black smoke emerging from the scene. The News Leader also reported that Virginia State Police had been notified roughly at the same time of a plane crash, and that the debris was likely that of an F-15 jet.

"I'm on location, with smoke, and we do have debris," the News Leader quoted a responder as saying just after 10:00 a.m. by way of an emergency radio dispatch. "I got debris everywhere... I haven't located anybody."

According to NBC News (external - login to view), the aircraft is a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter. WCVB News reported out of Boston that Pentagon officials confirmed the jet had left Massachusetts and was en route to Louisiana.

WJLA has also reported (external - login to view) that the Virginia State Police have dispatched a helicopter to search for the pilot of the jet, who may have ejected from the aircraft before the crash.

source: rt.com/usa/183168-f15-jet-crash-virginia/ (external - login to view)
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