Friday, August 29, 2014

Two Days After Crash, Fallen Pilot Identified

This past Wednesday, around 9:00 a.m., an F-15C fighter jet crashed near Deerfield, Virginia, a small town located in a mountainous part of Augusta County.  After two days of searching, investigators have determined that the pilot, Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr. of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, did not eject and was killed in the crash.  He had been a "squadron commander at multiple locations" and had served in "numerous deployments to the Middle East", before joining the Massachusetts ANG this past February.

Read the story at News Leader and WDBJ.

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