How the Tucano the A-29 Super Tucano
Look at the Super Tucano, a low tech-high tech combo, selected by the us Air Force to take part in their exciting Light Attack Experiment and made in the US by the Sierra Nevada and Embraer partnership
The U.S. Navy has identified the pilot who died Friday when the plane he was flying crashed at an air force base in New Mexico.
Navy Lt. Christopher Carey Short, of Canandaigua, new york, was piloting the A-29 Super Tucano jet when it crashed around 11:30 p.m. local time on the Red Rio Bombing Range, part of the White Sands Missile Range, is only 65 km north of Holloman Air Force Base.
Short part in a training flight “as a part of the Air Force’s Light Attack Experiment, the” U.S. military officials said.
The Friday of the test was to determine whether the air force would select the Textron Aviation AT-6 Wolverine or the A-29 Super Tucano to make its fleet of light attack aircraft, Military.com reported.
“There is no way to describe the shock of this loss and the sadness that we feel for his family. He did pioneering work in aviation, which will help in the forming of American air power for the coming years. We are grateful to him and thankful for his devotion to duty.”
– Air Force Col. Houston Cantwell, commander, 49th Wing, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
“There is no way to describe the shock of this loss and the sadness that we feel for his family,” Air Force Col. Houston Cantwell, commander of Holloman’s 49th Wing, said in a statement. “He did pioneering work in aviation, which will help in the forming of American air power for the coming years. We are grateful to him and thankful for his devotion to duty.”
The White Sands Missile Range Directorate of Emergency services was the first to respond to the scene.
Another member of the crew suffered minor injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital. That member of the crew of the name and of a specific medical condition were not immediately available.
Friday’s crash was the seventh for the air force this year in a non-combat situation, which corresponds to the total of last year.
The A-29 test aircraft is owned and operated by a contractor, an air force spokesman told Fox News. Military.com reported the Super Tucano is made by Sierra Nevada/Emraer.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Holloman AFB about 217 miles south of Albuquerque.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.
Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.