Pilot Confirmed Dead in Virginia F-15 Crash

Published 08/29 2014 12:25PM

Updated 08/29 2014 12:28PM

(NECN) Authorities have confirmed the Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot flying a military jet to New Orleans was killed in Wednesday's crash in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Virginia.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, officials said, and it may be several weeks before more information is released.

Search and rescue teams were able to make it to the remote crash site Thursday morning, 104th Fighter Wing Commander Col. James Keefe said, adding that he received an indication that crash investigators found the pilot, who did not safely eject from the plane.

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