CAPT. DALE “SNORT” SNODGRASS (USN, RET) Killed in Plane Crash

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Just crushing news. R.I.P. Snort.

The Aviation Geek Club: Dale “Snort” Snodgrass, legendary US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot, killed in in the crash of a SIAI-Marchetti SM.1019
July 25, 2021

A legendary Naval Aviator has flown west.

Dale “Snort” Snodgrass, legendary F-14 Tomcat pilot and skilled airshow performer, was reportedly killed on Jul. 25, 2021 in the crash of a SIAI Marchetti SM.1019 in Lewiston, Idaho. According to AvWeb, details remain sketchy. The SIAI-Marchetti SM.1019 is an Italian STOL liaison monoplane built by SIAI-Marchetti for the Italian Army, and based on the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog.

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RIP, perpetual gas in a giant sky, peace man, out.

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