Services Set for Pilot in Crash at NAS Fallon

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FALLON, Nev. (AP) - Funeral services are planned San Diego later this month for the retired Navy captain who was killed in northern Nevada last week when the jet he was flying crashed into a small munitions building at Naval Air Station Fallon.

Retired Capt. Carroll LeFon was flying the Israeli-built F-21 for a Virginia-based company that simulates enemy aircraft for Navy pilots during training exercises at the base about 60 miles east of Reno

The 51-year-old highly decorated pilot was an instructor at the Navy's TOPGUN Fighter Weapons School and commanded the Strike Fighter Squadron 94 from 2001-03. During seven deployments, he served on the aircraft carriers Constellation, Independence and Carl Vinson.

The March 27 service is planned at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.

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