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F-16 pilot dies in crash

November 14, 2002 (by Lieven Dewitte) - An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the Air Force Reserve Command's 419th Fighter Wing here was killed Nov. 13 when his aircraft crashed during a combat training mission.
Lt. Col. Dillon L. McFarland was over the Utah Test and Training Range, 25 miles northeast of Wendover, Utah, when the accident occurred.

McFarland was a traditional reservist and a commercial pilot. He joined the 419th FW in 1998 and had more than 3,000 flying hours in the F-16, including 85 combat hours.

A board of officers is investigating the accident.

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