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Air Guard Pilot Grounded After Fenway Park Flyover

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Vermont Air National Guard fighter pilot has been grounded for making some unauthorized moves over Boston's Fenway Park during Tuesday's home opener for the Red Sox.

He was scheduled to be part of the ceremonial flyover by four F16s. But because he was late joining the formation and was going too fast, he zoomed under and over it at an altitude as low as about 1,200 feet. The formation is usually flown at 5,000 feet.

A spokesman for the Air National Guard says it wasn't planned, but says "the crowd loved it." And he adds that there was no danger.

The Guard says the flier, who's name is not being released, is not being grounded as punishment. Instead he's getting "remedial training in tactics and procedures" so it doesn't happen again.


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