Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Airman killed during survival training

An officer assigned to the 96th Test Wing was killed during an accident Oct. 11 while training at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Maj. Garrett Knowlan died while participating in Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training. The training is operated by Detachment 2, 66th Training Squadron which conducts a water survival course for those aircrew members going to parachute-equipped airframes. Knowlan was the executive officer for Brig. Gen. David Harris, 96th Test Wing commander. He was a 2002 graduate of the Air Force Academy and a 2010 graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. (Source: 96th Test Wing, 10/17/12)