by Steve Ranson
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March 6, 2012
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Pilot killed in Fallon crash

A civilian pilot flying for Advanced Tactical Advantage Co., was killed Tuesday morning when his F-21 Kfir jet crashed near the west gate of Naval Air Station Fallon, six miles east of the city limits.

Spokesman Matt Bannon of ATAC, which is based in Newport News, Va., said the pilot's name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

"We are concentrating on that," he said in a telephone interview. Bannon said he did not have additional details on the cause of the crash but will notify the base Public Affairs Office when information becomes available. Bannon said …

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