Se accidenta A-29 Super Tucano de Sierra Nevada (Proyecto LAAR)

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Se accidenta A-29 Super Tucano de Sierra Nevada (Proyecto LAAR)

Mensaje por SUNDOWNERS el 22/6/2018, 9:30 pm

Se accidenta avión A-29 Super Tucano que participa en el proyecto de la USAF LAAR.

An A-29 Super Tucano crashed over the Red Rio Bombing Range at approximately 11:30 a.m. MDT today during a training flight as part of the Air Force's Light Attack Experiment.
One aircrew member suffered minor injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital. More information on the second aircrew member will be released when it is available.
The crash is currently under investigation, and no cause has been determined at this time.
The Red Rio Bombing Range is part of the White Sands Missile Range, a U.S. Army instillation and the Department of Defense's larges, open air test range. Fire and police units from the White Sands Missile Range Directorate of Emergency Services initially responded to the report of the crash.
More information will be released when it is available.
The ground-based military exercise scheduled for this evening has been canceled.
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Mensaje por SUNDOWNERS el 23/6/2018, 10:58 pm

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U.S. Navy Identifies Casualty

The U.S. Navy announced today the death of a U.S. Navy pilot who was involved in a mishap at Holloman Air Force Base, NM.

Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York died June 22nd when the A-29 aircraft he was piloting crashed while on a mission over the Red Rio Bombing Range, part of White Sands Missile Range, north of Holloman.

"There's no way to to describe the shock of this loss and the sadness we feel for his family," said Col. Houston Cantwell, commander of Holloman's 49th Wing. "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."

The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

For more information about Lt. Short, contact Cmdr. Doug Gabos, Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve Public Affairs Officer, at 757-322-5652, or doug.gabos@navy.mil.

For any additional queries, contact Lt. Col. Robert Carver, 49th Wing Public Affairs Office, Holloman Air Force Base, NM at 575-635-7774, or robert.n.carver1.mil@mail.mil.
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