RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fighter pilot on a Navy training mission told air traffic controllers he was running out of gas before he crashed and died at Fallon Naval Air Station in March.
Retired Capt. Carroll LeFon had been playing the enemy in an Israeli-built F-21 before attempting to land at the base 60 miles east of Reno.
The National Transportation Safety Board hasn't ruled on a cause but raised the fuel issue in a preliminary report on Wednesday.
The NTSB said LeFon abandoned two initial attempts to land at Fallon and diverted to Reno but found the same snowy and windy conditions there. Headed back to Fallon, he told controllers he was in "a critical fuel state" before he maneuvered toward one runway, then another and crashed into a concrete building.
Father of Murder Victim Will Campaign For Gun Control, After He Buys One - Bearing Arms - Anti-Gun Hysteria
Katie Pavlich - WATCH: Sheriff David Clarke Takes on Cop Killer Advocate on CNN
Doctors Will Be the Scapegoats in the Coming Obamacare Disaster | Human Events
Police officer shot and killed during traffic stop in #FoxLake; Manhunt underway; Update: 3 suspects at large
Naming Names: A More Precise Look at Why The Republican Party is Dying | RedState
Daniel J. Mitchell - Great Moments in Socialism
The Federalist: Smoking guns in latest Hillary e-mail release? Update: Another? - Hot Air