Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Pilot on Military Jet Dies After Training Mission Crash
TOOELE, Utah — Military officials say a pilot has died in an F-16 crash at the Utah Test and Training Range in the state's west desert.
Rhonda Elmore, of the 75th Air Base Wing public affairs office at Hill Air Force Base, says she had no information about where the pilot's body was found Tuesday.
The pilot's name was not immediately released.
The aircraft crashed Monday night while on a training mission. It was assigned to Hill Air Force Base's 388th Fighter Wing.
The cause of the crash is not known. Elmore says the F-16 was destroyed on impact.
The crash site is about 35 miles south of Wendover near the Utah-Nevada state line.
~Associated Press-June 23, 2009
May Almighty God Bless this brave Airman.
May Almighty God comfort the family who loves him so.
May Almighty God help his comrades; as they grieve the loss of a brother.