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Funeral Set For Pilot in Air Force Crash

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  Private services will be held tomorrow for the Nellis Air Force Base pilot who died in a fighter jet crash.  Officials have confirmed the pilot was 30-year-old Captain Eric Ziegler of West Fargo, North Dakota.  In a statement, his commander at the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron described Ziegler as, quote, a special friend, a phenomenal husband and father, and a terrific aviator and officer.”   Authorities say Ziegler didn’t eject from his F-16C jet when it crashed Tuesday about 20-miles west of the town of Caliente during a training exercise.  The cause of the accident won’t be released until an investigation is completed.

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