During a routine training mission originating from Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin, an F-16 crashed in the Upper Peninsula.

Wednesday morning searchers were looking for the pilot who was the only one on board. According to the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, the plane assigned to the Wisconsin's Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing in Madison crashed Tuesday night at 8pm. Emergency responders are on the scene.

"the cause of the crash, as well as the status of the pilot, are unknown at this time, and the incident is under investigation.

The 115th Fighter Wing will provide an update via the 115th Fighter Wing website and social media pages as soon as additional details are available."

The statement does not specify where in the Upper Peninsula the crashed happened, however, WLUC TV is reporting it occurred in the Hiawatha National Forest near the Delta-Schoolcraft county line.

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