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MoD tributes for dead navigator
Steven Johnson
The MoD said Flt Lt Steven Johnson was 'very capable'
A father-of-two from Nottinghamshire has been named as one of 14 airmen killed in a plane crash in Afghanistan.

Flt Lt Steven Johnson, who was 38 and originally from Collingham, was the navigator of the Nimrod which came down near Kandahar on Saturday.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has described him as "highly intelligent" and a "very capable navigator."

The reconnaissance plane, based at RAF Kinloss in Scotland, belonged to the Nato-led force battling the Taleban.

An inquiry into the crash is under way, with a technical fault currently being blamed.


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