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Col Kevin Eric Leffler
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Birth: May 6, 1950
Death: Aug. 30, 1999
California, USA

Marine Colonel Leffler perished in the crash of an AV-8B in Southern California.


COL. KEVIN E. LEFFLER

Call Sign: Snatcher Died: Aug. 30, 1999

Three years before Leffler's death, the Marines
discovered that a wrong-sized washer had
been installed in some Harrier engines. The
error caused two nonfatal crashes.

The Naval Air Systems Command ordered a
partial inspection of the Harrier fleet for
the problem part. The engine in Leffler's
AV-8B was never checked.
Investigators say the washer caused
Leffler's plane to lose power over Death Valley
National Park, forcing him to eject into
high winds.
He landed hard in rocky terrain and died of
a head injury.

A highly experienced pilot with nearly 3,000
hours of flight time, Leffler, 49, was nine
months from retirement.
He was commanding officer of the Marine Aviation
Detachment at the Naval Air Warfare Center
at China Lake, Calif.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Burl William Leffler (1924 - 1973)
  Eva E Wood Leffler (1924 - 2014)
 
 Sibling:
  Troy Randall Leffler (1947 - 1988)*
  Kevin Eric Leffler (1950 - 1999)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenleaf Memorial Park
Trent Woods
Craven County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Mar 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86442800
Col Kevin Eric Leffler
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Col Kevin Eric Leffler
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Col Kevin Eric Leffler
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Colonel LEFFLER is represented on the Remembrance Rug by symbol #9777. TY&S
- Rodger Asai
 Added: Nov. 23, 2016
You popped into my head today...never forgotten! =)
- Gail Kiltie
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014

- Gina
 Added: Feb. 12, 2014
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