Image courtesy: Tech Sgt. Cohen Young
Four airmen are dead after a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane crashed Wednesday evening at Alaska's Elmendorf Air Force Base.
KTUU-TV reports the crew, which included three members of the Alaska Air National Guard, was training for the Artic Thunder air show, which begins on Saturday. Col. John McMullen, the commander of the 3rd Wing, issued the following statement after the crash on his base.
"Our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of those airmen killed in this crash. Yesterday, we lost four members of our Arctic Warrior family and it's a loss felt across our entire joint installation. Right now, our immediate focus is on providing all possible support to the loved ones of our fallen aviators. We are also engaged in a deliberate investigative process."
Our thoughts are with the families of these fallen airmen.