Navy Lt. Christopher Carey Short killed in crash

| June 25, 2018 | 15 Comments

Stars & Stripes reports that Navy Lt. Christopher Carey Short was killed in a crash of an A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft Friday. Lieutenant Short was a native of Canandaigua, New York.

Short had been participating in the Air Force’s Light Attack Experiment testing the capabilities of the A-29 and the AT-6B Wolverine.

The statement announcing his death did not mention the other crewmember who, according to the Air Force, suffered minor injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital.

Red Rio Bombing Range is the U.S. military’s largest open-air test range at 196,000 acres and part of the Army’s White Sands Missile Range, about 65 miles north of Holloman.

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  1. 2banana says:

    The A29 is a crop duster with guns and bombs attached and built in Brazil.

    Used to pretty good effect in the Afghan Air Force

    So what are we experimenting with?

  2. Joe Williams says:

    My guess is CAS ablitly. Joe

  3. chooee lee says:

    Fair Winds and Following Seas LT.

  4. RGR 4-78 says:

    Rest in Peace.

  5. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Once again reminding us of the dangers of preparations for conflict.

    Rest in peace, may your family find some comfort in the sad days ahead.

  6. Wilted Willy says:

    May God bless you and your family during this tragic time. Rest in Peace good Sir!

  7. Skippy says:

    Rest well sir

    This is absolutely it was on the news here in New Mexico I think Friday or Saturday
    Tried to send Jonn a link and my tablet keeper crashing

  8. Sparks says:

    Rest in peace Sir. God be with your family.

  9. HMC Ret says:

    Rest in Peace, Warrior. May your family and friends find comfort.

  10. Bill M says:

    Always sad to loose one. For some reason this reminded me of the loss of one of my former AFROTC students. Midair down in Mississippi. He was a T-38 flight instructor. It can be a dangerous business.

    Rest in Peace, Lt Short.

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    Rest in Peace, LT Short.

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