US Navy identifies pilot killed in A-29 crash in New Mexico

June 24, 2018 - 2:01 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a U.S. Navy pilot who died in the crash of an A-29 jet north of Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.

Navy officials say Navy Lt. Christopher Carey Short of Canandaigua, New York was killed in Friday's crash over the Red Rio Bombing Range.

The range is part of White Sands Missile Range located about 65 miles north of Holloman.

In a statement Sunday, Navy officials say the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The Holloman Air Force Base is about 200 miles south of Albuquerque.

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