Pilot killed in fighter jet crash is identified

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Associated Press

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 3:01 AM

Updated Sunday, Mar 9 at 3:03 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The military pilot killed in a fighter jet crash during a training exercise in Nevada has been identified as Marine Capt. Reid Nannen.

Marine Aircraft Group 12 released the 32-year-old pilot's name on Saturday.

Nannen died when the F/A-18C went down March 1 on a Navy range training complex east of Naval Air Station Fallon. The Marine jet was on loan to the naval station.

The Hopedale, Ill., native was a student at the TopGun school there.

Nannen's permanent assignment was at the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, and he had twice deployed to Afghanistan during his 10-year career.

Nannen was survived by his wife, Sarah, and their four children.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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