Pilot Dies in Israeli-Made Jet Crash in Fallon Naval Air Station

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

FALLON (AP) - Authorities say a pilot for a defense contractor is dead after an Israeli-made military fighter jet crashed at Fallon Naval Air Station in northern Nevada.

Base and company officials say the F-21 Kfir aircraft crashed just after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday inside the west gate of the military airfield, about 60 miles east of Reno.

Petty Officer 1st Class Doug Harvey says it was snowy and foggy
at the time.

Airborne Tactical Advantage Co. official Matt Bannon in Newport
News, Va., says it's too early to say what caused the crash of the
single-seat, single-engine aircraft.

Bannon says the name of the pilot won't be made public until his
family is notified.

The aircraft is one of several types that ATAC provides under
contract to the U.S. military.

KOLO 8 News Now has a crew on the scene and will be reporting live from the Naval base tonight at 5pm and 6:30pm.


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