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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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