29 Dec '16, 11pm

Texas Guard identifies aviators killed in Apache crash

Officials on Thursday released the names of two Texas Army National Guard soldiers who died after their AH-64 Apache crashed into the water off the Bayport Cruise Terminal near La Porte, Texas. They are: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dustin Lee Mortenson, 32, of League City, Texas. Mortenson was an aviation material officer. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Mortenson. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Maurice Lowe, 33, of Hardin, Texas. He was an aircraft maintenance officer. Lowe is survived by his wife, Kami Bush. Both aviators died from injuries sustained when their Apache crashed. They were assigned to the 1-149th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, of the Texas Guard's 36th Infantry Division. The incident happened about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses said the aircraft broke apart in the air before it went down. Debris and a small oil slick were on the bay, and a piece of the helic...

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