Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Report: Boat hit Eglin officer

A report released by a ground accident investigation board shows an Air Force officer was struck and killed by a government-contracted boat in October while participating in a one-man life raft training exercise near Pensacola, Fla. Maj. Garrett Knowlan was killed immediately when he was struck by a 41-foot MonArk tow boat involved in the Air Force Water Survival Training Course. Knowlan was a 2002 graduate of the Air Force Academy and a 2010 graduate of the Air Force Test Pilot School. He was then-assigned as the executive officer for the commander of the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Source: Air Education and Training Command, 03/19/13)