ZWEIBRUECKEN, West Germany — Two U.S. Air Force F-15 jet fighter planes collided today, killing one of the pilots and an elderly man on the ground. Four civilians also were reported injured from falling debris.
The U.S. Air Force headquarters at Ramstein Air Base identified the dead pilot as Capt. Craig D. Lovelady, 29, of Glendale, Ariz. The surviving pilot, who suffered minor injuries, was identified as Col. Rudolph U. Zuberbuhler.