Investigation under way into fighter jet crash in central WisconsinThe Air Force will try to find out why an F-16 fighter jet crashed in central Wisconsin, narrowly missing an occupied house.
By: Associated Press, Superior Telegram
NEW CHESTER, Wis. — The Air Force will try to find out why an F-16 fighter jet crashed in central Wisconsin, narrowly missing an occupied house.
The Air National Guard jet had taken off from Volk Field Tuesday afternoon before it crashed into a vacant vacation home in the Adams County town of New Chester. The pilot ejected and escaped serious injury. About 50 people were evacuated from homes near the crash site because of fire and smoke.
The jet came within feet of Norma Pourchot's house. The 79-year-old Pourchot was looking out the window when the plane went down. She says the plane exploded when it hit the ground and "flames went up in the sky several hundred feet."
The State Journal says the F-16 was one of 18 operated by the 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard.