The Navy has reportedly identified the pilot who was killed in the latest military aviation accident.
The U.S. Navy has identified the military pilot killed when his A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft crashed Friday.
One of two airmen on board and a member of the 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, Navy Lt. Christopher Carey Short, died Friday when his plane went down during flight demonstrations at Red Rio Bombing Range at the Army’s White Sands Missile Range, a facility located about 65 miles from the Air Force base.
The other crew member suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Short was involved in the Air Force’s Light Attack Experiment prior to his death, which was announced late Saturday night. The New York native from Canandaigua primarily tested the A-29 and the AT-6B Wolverine light-attack aircraft.
“There’s no way to to describe the shock of this loss and the sadness we feel for his family,” Col. Houston Cantwell, commander of Holloman Air Force Base’s 49th Wing, said in a statement posted on Facebook. “He did pioneering work in aviation that will help shape American air power for years to come. We’re thankful to have known him and grateful for his devotion to duty.”
Please share, give thanks to his hero in the comments and pray for his family.