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Navy identifies pilot who died in New Mexico crash

A Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano A-29 experimental aircraft flies over White Sands Missile Range. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Ethan D. Wagner/Released)
June 25, 2018

The U.S. Navy announced on June 23 the death of a Navy pilot who was involved in a mishap at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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

The crash occurred at about 1:30 p.m. EST.

Short and a second crew member ejected from the aircraft, USNI News reported.

The second crew member suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.