PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An Air Force investigator says two inexperienced F-15 C Eagle pilots made fatal errors in February training mission over the Gulf of Mexico.
1st Lt. Ali Jivanjee, 26, died when his jet collided with another on Feb. 20. The pilot of the second jet ejected with minor injuries.
In an investigative report today, the Air Force said both pilots lacked experience and missed essential training missions when the Air Force grounded its F-15 fleet for inspections following another F-15 crash in Missouri in November.
The report said the combined loss of the fighter jets was more than $83 million.
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