03:23 GMT19 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Wisconsin National Guard has announced that one of its F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets crashed during a training flight in the US state of Michigan.

    "An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison crashed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2020. At the time of the incident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board", the state's National Guard said in a statement posted on Facebook.

    A US Air Force F-22 Raptor from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and an F-16 Fighting Falcon from Eielson Air Force Base fly in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, July 18, 201
    © Photo : Staff Sgt. James Richardson
    A US Air Force F-22 Raptor from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and an F-16 Fighting Falcon from Eielson Air Force Base fly in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, July 18, 201

    According to the National Guard, the cause of the incident, as well as the status of the pilot, is unknown and an investigation has been launched. Meanwhile, emergency responders are said to already be at the scene.

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