A fighter jet performing at an air show near Willow Run Airport crashed on Sunday.
Thunder Over Michigan was taking place Sunday at the airport, featuring several aircraft, including the MiG-23 aircraft, performing various maneuvers in the air.
This was the 25th year of the Thunder Over Michigan show.
— Ryan Staffeld (@Ryan_Staffeld) August 13, 2023
Video appears to show the pilot of the plane ejecting over Belleville Lake.
The remainder of the show has been stopped.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 is a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union. It is a third-generation jet fighter, alongside similar Soviet aircraft such as the Su-17 “Fitter”.
Thunder of Michigan airshow is taking place near Willow Run Airport.