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Head of Naval Aviation Schools Command and Another Navy Pilot Killed in Plane Crash

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Capt. Vincent W. Segars, the head of Naval Aviation Schools Command, left, and Cmdr. Joshua Fuller,
Training Squadron 86’s former commanding officer, right, died in a plane crash in Alabama, June 10, 2020.

12 Jun 2020 Military.com | By Gina Harkins

Two naval aviators were killed this week when their civilian single-engine aircraft crashed in Alabama.

Capt. Vincent Segars, the head of Naval Aviation Schools Command, and Cmdr. Joshua Fuller died Wednesday when their Piper PA-32 crashed about 12 miles outside of Selma, said Cmdr. James Stockman, a spokesman for Naval Education and Training Command. Segars and Fuller were the only two aboard the plane, he added.

Fuller owned the aircraft, The Selma Times-Journal reported. The pair, according to the paper, were on their way from Jasper, Alabama, to Pensacola, Florida, where the officers were based. Jasper is about 300 miles north of Pensacola.

The pilots declared an emergency landing at about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dallas County Coroner Alan Dailey told the Times-Journal. They were trying to land at a civilian airport that had been an old Air Force base that closed in the 1970s.

"A crop duster was up and spotted the plane," Dailey told the paper. "There was nothing that could be done."

Stockman declined to provide any additional details about the crash, citing an ongoing investigation being handled by the National Transportation Safety Board. The Navy is cooperating with the investigation, he added.

Segars and Fuller were decorated pilots with several decades of combined flight experience. Both served in Afghanistan, according to their service records.

Segars had served as commanding officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command at Pensacola since 2018. He'd flown more than 4,300 flight hours, and had been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, a Bronze Star and five Air Medals -- one for individual action and four for strike flights.

Baron Reinhold, a retired Navy pilot, wrote in a Facebook post that he was overcome with grief after learning of Segars' death.

"Everyone that knew Vince respected him," Reinhold wrote. "He was a man of conviction and lived with a sense of purpose. ... I will live with a hole in my heart and mourn the loss of my friend and grieve with his family."

Fuller recently led the Pensacola-based Training Squadron 86 after serving as the unit's executive officer since 2017. Fuller oversaw about 60 instructors who trained Navy and Marine Corps international pilots.

He called the assignment the most rewarding tour of his career during his change of command ceremony.

"As I make my final approach toward the end of my career, I am honored to have helped shape the future of naval aviation, and that's something I will treasure," Fuller said. "The Navy's mission success depends on the exceptional men and women among its ranks, and there are none greater than the Sabrehawks I served alongside here."

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/06/12/head-of-naval-aviation-schools-command-another-navy-pilot-killed-plane-crash.html

 

 

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Any news on the f-15C from Lakenheath that went down in the North Sea?

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A US air force F-15 aircraft based in the UK crashed into the North Sea off the coast near Middlesbrough on Monday morning while on a training mission.

The status of the pilot onboard is unknown following the crash, which happened on a routine training mission at about 9.40am. UK search and rescue teams were being deployed to try to locate the pilot.

The pilot and plane are part of the 48th Fighter Wing stationed at RAF Lakenheath, 25 miles north-east of Cambridge, home to the largest US airforce base in England.

A statement from the 48th said the causes of the accident were not yet known.

The jet involved is an F-15C, a single-seater version of the long-established Boeing twin engine fighter, which has been used by the US air force since 1979.

The coastguard said it received reports of a plane going down into the sea 74 nautical miles off Flamborough Head on the Yorkshire coast. “The HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside has been sent along with Bridlington and Scarborough RNLI lifeboats,” a spokesman added.

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https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jun/15/us-air-force-jet-crashes-into-north-sea-during-training-mission

 

 

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The pilot of the US air force F-15C fighter plane that crashed off the north-east coast of England has been found dead.

The aircraft, based in the UK, plunged into the North Sea off the Yorkshire coast while on a training mission at about 9.40am on Monday.

The pilot and plane were part of the 48th Fighter Wing stationed at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, home to the largest US air force base in England. The name of the pilot would not be released until his family had been informed, RAF Lakenheath said.

“This is a tragic loss for the 48th Fighter Wing community, and our deepest condolences go out to the pilot’s family and the 493rd Fighter Squadron,” a spokesman said.

The cause of the accident is not yet known.

 

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2 hours ago, cookie47 said:

A US air force F-15 aircraft based in the UK crashed into the North Sea off the coast near Middlesbrough on Monday morning while on a training mission.

The status of the pilot onboard is unknown following the crash, which happened on a routine training mission at about 9.40am. UK search and rescue teams were being deployed to try to locate the pilot.

The pilot and plane are part of the 48th Fighter Wing stationed at RAF Lakenheath, 25 miles north-east of Cambridge, home to the largest US airforce base in England.

A statement from the 48th said the causes of the accident were not yet known.

The jet involved is an F-15C, a single-seater version of the long-established Boeing twin engine fighter, which has been used by the US air force since 1979.

The coastguard said it received reports of a plane going down into the sea 74 nautical miles off Flamborough Head on the Yorkshire coast. “The HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside has been sent along with Bridlington and Scarborough RNLI lifeboats,” a spokesman added.

More here... 

https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jun/15/us-air-force-jet-crashes-into-north-sea-during-training-mission

 

 

My old base, Rip Sailors and AF officer.

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