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Dead Family's Dad: 'Pray for Fighter Pilot'

'Tell me' how to deal with this, pleads grieving father
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2008 5:02 AM CST
Dead Family's Dad: 'Pray for Fighter Pilot'
Dong Yun Yoon poses with his wife, Young Mi. Yoon's wife, two children and his mother-in-law were killed when a fighter jet crashed into their San Diego home.   (AP Photo Courtesy of Korean United Methodist Church of San Diego)

(Newser) – The Korean immigrant who lost his family when a fighter jet crashed into his San Diego home urged people to pray for the Marine Corps pilot "not to suffer," reports CNN.  "I don't blame him. I don't have any hard feelings. I know he did everything he could," sobbing dad Dong Yun Yoon told reporters yesterday. The body of Yoon's 15-month-old daughter was found yesterday.

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Another daughter, just two months old, was also killed along with her mother and grandmother. The pilot escaped serious injury when he ejected as the plane went down Monday. Investigators are probing the cause of the crash, which the pilot has attributed to mechanical problems. "I know there are many people who have experienced more terrible things," Yoon said. "But, please, tell me how to do it. I don't know what to do." (Read more plane crash stories.)

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