Air Force fighter jet crashes in Virginia


August 27, 2014
Zaina Kahuk
News Writer

An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia. The jet was a one-person craft and the status of the pilot wasn’t immediately known. Maj. Matthew Mutti, a spokesman for the 104th Fighter Wing, stated that the pilot was on his way to a nearby base to receive a “system upgrade.” The jet was on a standard training exercise. The emergency dispatcher said that the Federal Aviation Administration had called to advise that the plane was not armed, but that the fuel is “corrosive.”


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