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Brian D. Rizzolli
Captain, United States Air Force


William B. Satterly
First Lieutenant, United States Air Force
February 5, 2002
Captain Brian D. Rizzoli and First Lieutenant William B. Satterly, of the 47th Airlift Wing, died when their C-21 crashed near Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. The C-21 is the military version of the Learjet 35A.
University of Dayton:

It is with profound sadness that we report that Captain Brian D. Rizzoli, a student in our Management Science program, was killed recently when his C-21 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff while on a training mission at Ellsworth AFB, SD.  He will be remembered as one who brightened our classes and enriched the faculty and students around him.  Brian is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and an infant daughter, Sara.  The 47th Airlift Flight at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has established a memorial fund for the education of the children if the victims of the crash:

Captain Brian D. Rizzoli Memorial Fund

Wright-Patt Credit Union, Attn:  Terri Miller

P.O. Box 286

Fairborn Ohio  45324


U. S. Air Force Academy:

February 15, 2002

MEMORIAL FUND ESTABLISED IN ACADEMY GRAD’S NAME

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado – Memorial (educational) funds have been established for the children of two victims of a recent aircraft crash in South Dakota. The Captain Brian D. Rizzoli and First Lieutenant William B. Satterly Memorial Funds are in memory of Rizzoli, a 1996 Academy graduate, and Satterly, who were killed February 5, 2002, when their C-21 jet crashed during a training mission near Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.

The two crewmembers were assigned to the 47th Airlift Flight based at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.  There were no passengers on the aircraft.

The funeral service for Rizzoli was Wednesday at the Academy’s Cadet Catholic Chapel, followed by a graveside service at the USAFA Cemetery.  Rizzoli’s wife and daughter survive him.  Satterly’s  wife and two daughters survive him. Contributions may be sent to either: 

The Captain Brian D. Rizzoli Fund or The Lieutenant William B. Satterly Memorial Fund
Attn: Terri Miller, Wright-Patt Credit Union
P.O. Box 286
Fairborn, OH  45324


United States Air Force:

Two airmen die in C-21 crash 
4 February 2002 

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- Two airmen assigned here died February 2, 2002, when their aircraft crashed near Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.

Captain Brian D. Rizzoli and First Lieutenant William B. Satterly died when their C-21 crashed about 5:15 p.m. EST during a training mission.

The crew and aircraft belong to the 47th Airlift Flight here. Its parent unit is the 375th Airlift Wing at Scott AFB, Illinois.

The C-21 is used for cargo and passenger airlift. It is the military version of the Learjet 35A business jet. It can carry eight passengers and has a crew of two.

A board of officers will investigate the accident.


Press Report: 5 February 2002

A small military cargo and passenger plane crashed in a field outside Ellsworth Air Force Base after missing houses, and both airmen on board were killed. Their twin-engine C-21, a military version of a Learjet business aircraft, was based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The cause of the crash Saturday was not yet determined, Air Force officials said Sunday. No one on the ground was injured. Air Force officials identified the victims as Captain Brian D. Rizzoli and First Lieutenant William B. Satterly. The crew and the aircraft belonged to the 47th Airlift Flight.



Brian D. Rizzoli & William H. Satterly Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002


RIZZOLI, BRIAN D
CAPT   US AIR FORCE
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/06/1974
DATE OF DEATH: 02/02/2002
BURIED AT: SECTION 60  SITE 7752
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

SATTERLY, WILLIAM B
1LT   US AIR FORCE
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/22/1973
DATE OF DEATH: 02/02/2002
BURIED AT: SECTION 60  SITE 7752
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 20 October 2002 Updated: 28 December 2003 Updated: 2 July 2007