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Pilot involved in Kinnick flyover will leave Air Force

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The lead pilot in the November 20 flyover at Kinnick Stadium will leave the Air Force after an investigation found the jets flew just 16 feet above the press box.

Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma says Maj. Christopher Kopacek, who was found to have violated several internal rules, will leave the Air Force on his own accord.

Kopacek was the lead pilot in the flyover that was performed before Iowa played Ohio State.

An investigation was called for by leaders at the base.

The jets also cleared the scoreboard by just 58 feet.

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