SALUTING THE BRAVE: Idaho Fighter Pilot Killed In Asia Crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SALUTING THE BRAVE: Idaho Fighter Pilot Killed In Asia Crash

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Mountain Home Air Force Base officials say a fighter pilot flying an F-15 jet was killed in a crash near a base in southwest Asia.

Officials say another crew member was injured in Wednesday's crash and treated for minor injuries. Names of both have not yet been released.

More than 300 airmen from the 366th Fighter Wing in Mountain Home are deployed to support F15E missions helping deliver combat air support for joint fighting operations. The region includes operations in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran.

The crash is under investigation and military officials have released few details. Fighter Wing Commander Col. Ron Buckley says it's a sad day for the unit and the loss of the crew members is being mourned.

 

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