F-15 Crash in Virginia – Pilot Dead According to Military – Deerfield, Virginia
F-15 Crash in Virginia – Pilot Dead According to Military – The United States Military went searching for the pilot of an F-15 fighter jet that crashed in the Virginia mountains near Elliot Knob. No additional injuries were reported, though residents were a bit stirred up.
According to authorities the Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot was headed to New Orleans for routine maintenance on the jet’s radar systems when the pilot reported an airborne emergency at roughly 35,000 feet and lost radio contact.
The pilot’s seat was not ejected from the aircraft before the crash. A large crater and debris field was left by the $30 million jet.
“Thoughts and prayers are with the family,” said Massachusetts Colonel James Keefe.
The pilot’s identity has not yet been disclosed; it will be publicly released this Friday.