F-15C Crashes in Virginia, Search on for Pilot

Update: The Massachusetts National Guard identified the fallen pilot as Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot, Jr., a former Kadena squadron commander and 1996 graduate of the US Air Force Academy.

An F-15C Eagle from the Massachusetts Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing crashed near Deerfield, Virginia, Wednesday morning.

A search was launched for the pilot as one report of a successful ejection was unconfirmed.  On Thursday, the pilot was confirmed killed.  His name was withheld.

The flight was reportedly a benign ferry flight to depot for an upgrade.