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F-16 aircraft from the Air National Guard 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth scrambled and intercepted a plane stolen Monday from Canada. The 148th's planes intercepted the plane near Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the Wisconsin border, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. (2007 file / News Tribune)

Duluth-based F-16's scramble to intercept stolen plane

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WAUSAU, Wis. -- F-16 aircraft from the Air National Guard 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth scrambled and intercepted a plane stolen Monday from Canada.

A man suspected of stealing the Cessna in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and flying erratically across three states was trying to commit suicide, hoping he would be shot down by military fighter planes, a state trooper said today.

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