Brigham City • A Utah community buried a U.S. military pilot who died when his jet crashed off the coast of England last month.
Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen was laid to rest Saturday following a public ceremony attended by hundreds of people at a high school in Brigham City, KSTU-TV reported Saturday.
Family members offered remembrances of the 27-year-old pilot who died in a June 15 training accident.
The F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft flown by Allen crashed in the North Sea. The cause of the accident was under investigation.
Allen was stationed with the 48th Fighter Wing at the Royal Air Force Lakenheath base beginning in February. He was the assistant chief of weapons and tactics for the 493rd Fighter Squadron.
“He knew he wanted to be a fighter pilot since the time he was 4 and he had his plan all mapped out,” said his wife, Hannah Allen. “He laid down his life for his friends, for his country and for his god.”