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Fairchild reflects on three Kyrgyzstan plane crash victims


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Col. Brian Newberry, Commander of Fairchild's 92nd Air Refueling Wing, addressed local media at a press conference following the crash.

On Friday,May 3, three airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base perished in the crash of a KC-135 aircraft near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan.

Capt. Mark T. Voss, 27, of Boerne, Texas; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Tech. Sgt. Herman Mackey III, 30, of Bakersfield, Calif. were lost in the incident, the cause of which is still under investigation. The 93rd Air Refueling Squadron is part of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild.

The crew were just one of many assigned to the Transit Center at Manas near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. They were flying an aircraft assigned to McCon...

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