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USMCFLYR 03-03-2014 05:19 AM

F/A-18C down at KNFL (NAS Fallon, NV)
 
UPDATE: Navy says pilot killed in crash | NevadaAppeal.com

The article list the number of mishaps at NAS Fallon over the past 4 years.

T45Heinous 03-03-2014 01:21 PM

Any info on Fallon mishap
 
Does anyone have info on what happened or who the pilot was? I know they didn't release initially, but not sure if any further info has come out. Please PM if you feel more comfortable that way. Thanks.

-T45

T6 Pilot 03-03-2014 06:42 PM

I understand the need and desire for information -- I cannot pass anything, but I would say that anything spat out today is based on pure speculation. We owe it to ourselves to wait for the AIB/SIB to be released.

There is absolute bare minimum discussion on BO.net

USMCFLYR 03-08-2014 03:47 AM

The name has been released.

Marine Corps Captain Reid “Eeyore” Nannen

Fair winds and following seas warrior.

USMC Pilot Named Who Died in Nevada F/A-18 Accident - USMC Life

Tummy 03-08-2014 07:05 AM

I went to TBS and Primary with him. He was a good man. God bless him and his family.

USMCFLYR 03-08-2014 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tummy (Post 1598045)
I went to TBS and Primary with him. He was a good man. God bless him and his family.

Sorry to hear that Tummy. :(
None of the articles have mentioned what squadron he was with or what squadron the plane was from - Beaufort or Miramar. Do you know?

Tummy 03-08-2014 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by USMCFLYR (Post 1598055)
Sorry to hear that Tummy. :(
None of the articles have mentioned what squadron he was with or what squadron the plane was from - Beaufort or Miramar. Do you know?

Last I heard, he was in VMFA-232, but I don't know if he was still assigned to that squadron or if the aircraft belonged to the Red Devils.

LloydC 03-08-2014 02:02 PM

Info on the pilot, Marine Captain attending TOPGUN, husband and father of 4:
USMC Pilot Named Who Died in Nevada F/A-18 Accident - USMC Life

Memorial fund for the kids is here:
Captain Reid Nannen Memorial Children's Fund | Tuition - YouCaring.com

T45Heinous 03-08-2014 03:19 PM

Lloyd, thanks for the website info.
VMFA(AW)-242 out of Japan is the organizer of the website, not sure if he was TAD for training or if that was his previous command. He was a student of mine in at VT-9 in Meridian in 2006...horrible loss for family and our country.

LloydC 03-08-2014 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tummy (Post 1598238)
Last I heard, he was in VMFA-232, but I don't know if he was still assigned to that squadron or if the aircraft belonged to the Red Devils.

The jet actually belonged to VMFA-323, a Lot 15 C. Not sure if Eyeore was still assigned to 242 or not, but I think he was.


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