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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska --The wreckage of a 3rd Wing C-17 Globemaster III , a cargo aircraft, that crashed shortly after take-off at about 6:14 p.m. (Alaska time) during a local training mission July 28, 2010. The four crew members on board were killed in the crash: Majors Michael Freyholtz and Aaron Malone, pilots assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard's 249th Airlift Squadron, Capt. Jeffrey Hill, a pilot assigned to Elmendorf's 517th Airlift Squadron, and Master Sgt. Thomas Cicardo, 249th Airlift Squadron loadmaster. The Safety Investigation Board members have been assigned and will be fully assembled by Aug 2. The investigation is on-going and will continue for an undetermined amount of time. (Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cynthia Spalding)
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Photos of C-17 crash site released

Posted 8/2/2010   Updated 8/2/2010 Email story   Print story

    

8/2/2010 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Officials at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson have released three photographs of the C-17 crash site.

This photo shows the wreckage of a 3rd Wing C-17 Globemaster III , a cargo aircraft, that crashed shortly after take-off at about 6:14 p.m. (Alaska time) during a local training mission July 28, 2010.

The four crew members on board were killed in the crash; Maj. Michael Freyholtz, 34, from Hines, Minn.; and Maj. Aaron Malone, 36, from Anchorage, Alaska, both pilots assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard's 249th Airlift Squadron; Capt. Jeffrey Hill, 31, from York, Pa., a pilot assigned to Elmendorf's 517th Airlift Squadron; and Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Cicardo, 47, from Anchorage; 249th Airlift Squadron loadmaster.

The Safety Investigation Board members have been assigned and will be fully assembled by Aug 2. The investigation is on-going and will continue for an undetermined amount of time. (Air Force photos by Senior Airman Cynthia Spalding/JBER PAO)

High-resolution photos are available at www.flickr.com/photos/arcticwarrior.



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