Aging Crashed Jet Discovered in U.P. Forest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A forester with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has found the wreckage of a US Air Force jet from 1964.

Kevin Labumbard made the discovery nearly two weeks ago in remote woods outside Gwinn.

The wreckage was from the crash of an F-89 Scorpion jet that crashed after taking off from the KI Sawyer Air Force Base near Marquette. Pilot and Minnesota Air National Guard Colonel John Heard ejected safely.

The Guard is investigating why the wreckage was never cleaned up and whether it's responsible for doing so.


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