F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Officials identify F-16 pilot

October 28, 2002 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Officials have identified the F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot killed in an Oct. 25 midair crash as 1st Lt. Jorma D. Huhtala.
Two 388th Fighter Wing F-16s collided at 2:53 p.m. over the Utah Test and Training Range approximately 25 miles southeast of Wendover, Nev.

Huhtala was assigned to the 4th Fighter Squadron here as part of the 388th Fighter Wing. Before arriving at Hill AFB in June, he was in pilot-training courses at Luke AFB, Ariz., and Sheppard AFB, Texas. He received his commission in 1999 from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.

The second pilot, Capt. David Roszmann, also from the 4th FS, ejected safely. He was rescued and transported to the base clinic where he was treated and released.


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