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WESTON HILLS JET CRASH ANNIVERSARY: 'A very significant and emotional event'




The accident which saw an American plan crash in Weston Hills five years ago happened less than two months into the command tour of 48th Fighter Wing vice commander Col John Stratton.

At the time, he was also 493rd Squadron Commander, to which the F-15D belonged.

“It was a very significant and emotional event for the entire squadron, and our aircraft maintenance unit, but we were all relieved the pilot made a good decision to eject and no one was injured as a result of the crash.


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