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Neptunus Lex RIP

[ 1 ] March 7, 2012 |

Long time mainstay of the milblogger community Neptunus Lex has passed:

Authorities say a pilot for a defense contractor is dead after an Israeli-made military fighter jet crashed at Fallon Naval Air Station in northern Nevada. Base and company officials say the F-21 Kfir (kuh-FEER) aircraft crashed just after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday inside the west gate of the military airfield, about 60 miles east of Reno.

Petty Officer 1st Class Doug Harvey says it was snowy and foggy at the time.¬†Airborne Tactical Advantage Co. official Matt Bannon in Newport News, Va., says it’s too early to say what caused the crash of the single-seat, single-engine aircraft.

Lex and I had only the briefest of interactions, but he will be missed by the community.

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  1. fronobulax says:

    While I never cared for his politics, which he wrote some great stuff about naval aviation as someone who had been there and done that. This is a real loss.

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