F-16 Fighting Falcon News

F-16 pilot from Cannon AFB dies in crash

September 10, 2002 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 27th Fighter Wing died when his aircraft crashed approximately 50 miles west of the base Sept. 9.

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The pilot, Capt. Benton Zettel, 26, from the 522nd Fighter Squadron here, was on a training mission at the time of the crash.

An interim safety investigation board has been convened to investigate.