Pilot killed in F-16 crash in Utah identified

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Hill Air Force Base, Utah (AP) - The military has identified the pilot of an F-16 who was killed in a crash at the Utah test and training range in the state's west desert.

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base says Capt. George B. Houghton, 28, of Candler, N.C., was killed when his F-16 crashed Monday night on a training mission. He was assigned to the 421st
Fighter Squadron.

The crash site was about 35 miles south of Wendover near the Utah-Nevada state line. The cause of the crash is not known.

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