On 19 October 1965, Captain James C. Fey was killed on a Night Owl gunnery qualification flight. This occurred when his F-100 contacted the ground on Peason Ridge gunnery range.
One tragedy marred the otherwise successful operation. Captain James C. Fey was killed on his first night mission when he apparently flew his F-100 into the ground due to 'preoccupation and/or distraction'. Marginal weather of this night was also deemed a factor.
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