1 of 4 Air Force casualties from Kailua

Published On: Apr 28 2013 12:31:00 PM HST

According to the Department of Defense, four airmen died in a plane crash near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on Saturday. 

One of the four casualties is Capt. Reid K. Nishizuka, 30, from Kailua, Hawaii. 

Nishizuka was in a crash of an MC-12 aircraft.  The cause of the crash is under investigation; however, the DOD said initial reports indicate there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash.

The other three airmen killed in the crash were: Capt. Brandon Cyr, 28, of Virginia; Staff Sgt. Richard Dickson, 24, of California; and Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin, 30, of Kentucky.

Nishizuka was assigned to the 427th Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California.


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