Military: Fighter Jet Wreckage Found In Alaska - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) - The wreckage of An Air Force F-22 fighter jet has been found near a national park in Alaska.

Military officials confirm search and rescue aircraft discovered the wreckage of the single-seat plane Wednesday south of Denali National Park. A rescue team is still looking for the pilot.

The jet had been missing since the pilot lost contact with air traffic control at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday while on a nighttime training run.

The Alaska Air National Guard, which is leading the search effort, used three helicopters and a cargo plane to look for the stealth aircraft. It searched from Tuesday evening until early
Wednesday, resuming efforts at daylight.
      

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