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A US F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday in a Virginia forest and it was unclear if the pilot ejected before the plane went down, officials said. The aircraft was part of the Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing from Westfield, Massachusetts, Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Tom Crosson said. The single-seat jet went down at around 9 am (1300 GMT) in a rural area near the town of Deerfield in George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, about 180 miles (290 kilometers) southwest of Washington DC, officials said. The aircraft had no munitions on board when it crashed, said Colonel James Keefe, commander of the 104th Fighter Wing.