Navy EA-6B Crash Kills Three in Washington State (Updated 2 p.m. PST)


Story Number: NNS130311-10Release Date: 3/11/2013 1:53:00 PM
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From Naval Air Forces Public Affairs

CORONADO, Calif (NNS) -- All three crew members aboard a Navy EA-6B Prowler jet assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., were killed when the aircraft crashed this morning in an unpopulated area approximately 50 miles west of Spokane, Wash.

The names of those killed in the crash will not be released until 24 hours after family members have been informed.

The aircraft was conducting a training flight prior to the crash.

A safety investigation is underway to determine the cause.

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