Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The men who died were:
- Lt. Col. Paul K. Mikeal, 42, of Mooresville, N.C.;
- Maj. Joseph M. McCormick, 36, of Belmont, N.C.;
- Maj. Ryan S. David, 35, of Boone, N.C.;
- Senior Master Sgt. Robert S. Cannon, 50, of Charlotte.
All were members of the 145th Airlift Wing with the North Carolina Air National Guard, based in Charlotte.
145th Air Wing commander Brig. Gen. Tony McMillan said of the tragic crash:
"Words can't express how much we feel the loss of these Airmen. Our prayers are with their families, as well as our injured brothers as they recover."
The two crew members who survived the crash have not been identified yet by the Air Force.