F-16 Fighting Falcon News

ANG F-16 crashes, pilot safely ejects

November 19, 1998 (by Lieven Dewitte) - An Indiana Air National Guard F-16 from the 181st Fighter Wing, crashed Nov. 17 at 2:40 p.m. in a remote area of the Jefferson Proving Ground near Madison, Indiana.

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First Lieutenant Christopher Snider safely ejected and sustained no injuries. Snider was on a training mission with three other F-16s from the Terra Haute, Ind., unit. The aircraft were carrying training munitions.

The JPG is one of two air-to-ground Air National ranges in Indiana. The other is located at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh.

An accident investigation team is en route to the crash site.