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Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?
NAME OF FILM: WHO KILLED LT. VAN DORN?
DIRECTOR(S): Zachary Stauffer
STARRING: Zachary Stauffer
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Lt. Wes Van Dorn, a 29-year-old United States Naval Academy graduate and the married father of two young sons, died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed off the coast of Virginia during a 2014 training exercise. Motivated by her grief, his wife Nicole sought an explanation for the cause of the disaster. Her efforts spurred an investigation that uncovered a long history of negligence and institutional failings around the 53E helicopter—the model Van Dorn was piloting when he was killed, and the deadliest aircraft in the US military.