Navy IDs pilot who died in crash at N.M. Air Force Base

The U.S. Navy announced Sunday that Lt. Christopher Carey Short died Friday when the A-29 aircraft, like the one pictured above, he was piloting crashed while on a mission at an Air Force Base in New Mexico. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy

June 25 (UPI) —¬†The U.S. Navy identified a pilot who died while performing a mission at an airbase in New Mexico on Friday.

Lt. Christopher Carey Short, of Canandaigua, N.Y., died when the A-29 aircraft he was piloting crashed while on a mission over the Red Rio Bombing Range, which is part of White Sands Missile Range north of Holloman Air Force Base, the Navy announced late Saturday.

No further details were provided about the crash, but the Navy said the “mishap” was under investigation.

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