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.


Strawberry Girl said...

Such a tragedy, my condolences go out to his family and unit.

AirmanMom said...

sg...thank you for taking the time to read this post!

Sarge Charlie said...

you have an apporiate song playing while I read this post, I tip my hat to this fine airman and his family.

Tami said...

Our thoughts, prayers and hearts go out to this Hero.


christian soldier said...

They (the BEST) are ALL mine--my heart cries for the pilot's family..

AirmanMom said...

sarge...not sure which song you were listening to, but so glad it fit the moment.

AirmanMom said...


AirmanMom said... heart hurts for this family as well!

Mary Ellen said...

What a somber reminder that each and every soldier risks his or her life every single day, whether on foreign soil or here at home, to protect our country. May God touch his family with peace.

AirmanMom said...

me...beautiful words, thank you!

AFWingMom said...

Thank you for always doing such a wonderful job honoring our service men and women.

AirmanMom said... you well know, they all deserve our love and support!