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Morehead man killed in Afghanistan crash

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - The U.S. Department of Defense says a Kentucky native is one of four airmen killed in a crash southern Afghanistan.

On Saturday, Staff Sergeant Daniel Fannin died when the aircraft that was carrying him and three other service members crashed in southern Afghanistan.

The U.S. Department of Defense says the cause of the accident is under investigation but there are no reports of enemy activity in the area where the plane went down.

Fannin, who was only 30-years old at the time of the crash, is originally from Morehead but he moved to Oklahoma after being assigned to the state's Tinker Air Force Base.

Those who grew up with Fannin tell us he was a genuine person with a heart of gold.

They say that his family, his wife and his dog were the most important things in his life.

The other three service members killed in the plane crash were from Virginia, Hawaii and California.

All of their bodies were recovered.

According to the U.S. Air Force, the four airmen were flying in an MC 12 Liberty Aircraft at the time of the crash.


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