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Old 03-03-2014, 05:19 AM   #1  
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Default 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.
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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.

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