Thursday, June 14, 2012

Crew injuries not life-threatening

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- None of the five crew members injured when a CV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft crashed at the Eglin Air Force Base Range Wednesday has life-threatening injuries. The crew members have been identified as Maj. Brian Luce, a pilot, in stable condition at Eglin Air Force Base hospital; Capt. Brett Cassidy, a pilot, in stable condition at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola; Staff Sgt. Sean McMahon, flight engineer, in guarded condition at Sacred Heart Hospital; Tech. Sgt. Christopher Dawson, flight engineer, in stable condition at the Eglin hospital; and Tech. Sgt. Edilberto Malave, flight engineer, who is in stable condition at Sacred Heart. The 1st Special Operations Wing CV-22, which can hover like a helicopter, crashed north of Navarre around 6:45 p.m. during a routine training mission. (Source: 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs, 06/14/12) Previous