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Pilot's body recovered after F-15 jet crashes in Virginia

Body of pilot from crashed F-15 jet is found; identity pending

The remains of an Air National Guard pilot whose F-15 jet crashed in the Virginia mountains were found Thursday.

The crash happened about 9:05 a.m. Wednesday when the F-15C went down in a remote area near Deerfield Valley, according to a news release from military officials.

The single-seat aircraft was en route to New Orleans and flying at a high altitude – about 30,000 to 40,000 feet – when communication was lost after the pilot had reported an in-flight emergency.

The crash is under investigation. 

The pilot has not been identified.

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