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.
We regret to report that one of the aviators involved in yesterday’s A-29 mishap in New Mexico has died. LT Christopher Short, a Naval Aviator, was the aircraft’s pilot. All of Naval Aviation mourns his loss. https://t.co/aH0r2GJpi5
— flynavy (@flynavy) June 24, 2018
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.