28 Jun '18, 9pm

Air Force Light Attack Demo Halted in Wake of Fatal A-29 Accident

Air Force Light Attack Demo Halted in Wake of Fatal A-29 Accident

The U.S. Air Force's light attack demo remains in a holding pattern following the A-29 Super Tucano crash at Holloman Air Force Base , New Mexico, last week which killed a Navy pilot, a top general said Thursday. Air Combat Command commander Gen. Mike "Mobile" Holmes told reporters that in the wake of the fatal mishap, the flights for the OA-X test have been suspended amid the ongoing accident investigation, and will remain on hold until officials can decide if more testing is even needed. "We've suspended flying operations while we stand up the safety board," Holmes said during a breakfast in Washington, D.C. Lt. Christopher Carey Short, of Canandaigua, New York, was piloting the A-29 when it crashed over the Red Rio Bombing Range within White Sands Missile Range , New Mexico, on May 22. At the time of the crash, two pilots were onboard. Related content: Navy Pilot Dies i...

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