Search Efforts Resume for Missing Pilot in Augusta County

August 28, 2014

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says ground rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia.

Officials say the pilot and jet are with the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, which issued a statement Thursday morning saying the search was expanding with additional Air Force resources.

Officials haven't yet said what caused the crash or whether the pilot ejected. The crash occurred around 9 a.m. Wednesday and several local residents reported hearing three loud booms.


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