Courtesy: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs, Produced by Staff Sgt. Daniel Delgado, sound bites from Mr. John Pennell, J.B.E.R. Spokesman and Col. Jack McMullen, Commander, 3W.
The aircraft and pilot lost contact with air traffic control at 7:40 p.m. Alaska time 16 November 2010 while on a nighttime training mission.
The finding of part of the ejection seat and personal effects led rescuers and investigators to believe that the pilot did not survive. Temperature in the area is down to -20°F.
The crash site is in a valley and wet area that is frozen over with the majority of the aircraft below the surface, and approximately 100 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska. Search and rescue was conducted by the Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Coordination Center, the 3rd Wing and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. A helicopter crew discovered the crash site the morning of November 17, 2010.
The pilot, Captain Jeffrey Haney, was confirmed killed in the crash, according to a statement released by the Air Force on Friday, November 19, 2010.