The Air Force announced Wednesday it had found the wreckage of the F-22 that went missing in Alaska on Tuesday night. They continue to search for the pilot who is still missing. The pilot, who has been identified as Capt. Jeffrey Haney in the Jackson Citizen Patriot, a Michigan newspaper, lost contact with air traffic control at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday during a training mission. Haney has a wife and two daughters, the Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday.
Air Force Col. Jack McMullen, Commander of the 3rd Wing said “As we work through this, we are doing an active search to try to find the pilot. Perhaps he ejected. Until we can find out whether he ejected from the airplane or is in the airplane itself, we do not know.”
Hundreds of Air Force and Army personnel are joining pararescuemen from the Alaska Air National Guard in the search for the missing pilot. KTUU reports that a rescue team has been sent to the area, located about 100 miles north of Anchorage.