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Mon April 29, 2013

Tinker AFB Sergeant Killed in Afghanistan Crash

Tinker AFB sergeant killed in Afghanistan crash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense says a staff sergeant assigned to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma was one of four men killed in the crash of a U.S. Air Force MC-12 aircraft in Afghanistan.

The department says 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin of Morehead, Ky., died in Saturday's crash near Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. Fannin was assigned to the 552nd Operations Support Squadron at Tinker.

The Defense Department says the cause of the crash is under investigation. The department says there are no reports of enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash.

The department says Capt. Brandon Cyr of Virginia; Capt. Reid Nishizuka of Hawaii and Staff Sgt. Richard Dickson of California were also killed in the crash.