Pilot killed in fighter jet crash is identified

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Updated: 3/10 12:17 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The military pilot killed in a fighter jet crash during a training exercise in Nevada has been identified as Marine Capt. Reid Nannen.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Marine Aircraft Group 12 released the 32-year-old pilot's name on Saturday.

Nannen died when the F/A-18C went down March 1 on a Navy range training complex east of Naval Air Station Fallon. The Marine jet was on loan to the naval station.

The Hopedale, Ill., native was a student at the TopGun school there.

Nannen's permanent assignment was at the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, and he had twice deployed to Afghanistan during his 10-year career.

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