Navy Identifies Pilot Killed in Crash


Story Number: NNS080616-02Release Date: 6/16/2008 6:50:00 AM
A  A  A   Email this story to a friend   Print this story
From Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Navy has released the identity of the pilot killed when his single seat F/A-18C Hornet aircraft crashed near NAS Fallon on Friday.

Lieutenant Jeremy S. Wise, 28, of Virginia Beach, Va. died following a collision between his aircraft and an F-5 Tiger aircraft during a routine training mission approximately 50 miles east of Naval Air Station Fallon. Wise, a pilot, was assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron 15 (VFA-15) based at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach. He had been in the Navy for four years and a member of the Valions for 10 months.

The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

The F-5 Tiger is a two seat aircraft assigned to the "Saints" of Fighter Squadron Composite 13 (VFC-13) based at NAS Fallon. Both crewmen ejected safely and were picked up by a search and rescue helicopter.

For more news from Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, visit www.navy.mil/local/comnavairlant.

 
 
RELATED CONTENT
Navy Social Media
Sign up for email updates To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please click on the envelope icon in the page header above or click Subscribe to Navy News Service.