TODAY MARKS ONE YEAR SINCE THE KC-135 STRATOTANKER
CARRYING THREE FAIRCHILD AIRMEN CRASHED IN NORTHERN
CAPTAIN VOSS, TECH SERGENT MACKEY AND CAPTAIN PINCKNEY.
DIED IN THE CRASH.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT WITH
DETAILS ON HOW THOSE SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN WERE HONORED.
AARON I THINK CHAPLAIN LIEUTENANT COLONEL GLASS SAID
IT BEST TODAY...
THE WOUNDS OF LAST YEARS CRASH ARE SLOWLY STARTING
BUT THE SCARS WILL FOREVER REMAIN.
Today we stand together to remember 3 may, 2013 a
day many of us will never forget.
A day we lost three fairchild airmen, serving the
cause of freedom.
One year ago collectively we were wounded by the sudden
and tragic news of their loss, and i do certainly
acknowledge this windy morning that those wounds can
never completely heal, but we can in time be come
stronger by remembering and emulating sell 77's crews
before us today we see an essential marker soaring
skyward, representing their love of flight.
with three separate benches symbolically showing these
skilled airmen as a team, a kc135 team seated crew
on a trajectory to the north heavens
I remember Tyler as a pilots Pilot.
He knew how to fly.
he was leader, he was decisive.
I will never forget his smile it was absolutely contagious.
Tori, Tori was smart.
she was confident, she was skilled, she was tenacious
fighting for sim time during her pregnancy to stay
the best of the best.
Seeing her hold Gabriel in her arms will forever remind
me, that love conquers all.
this monument will help Gabriel know the nobility
of his mom.
Trey spoke to me about the love of flight, and the
love of his family.
Meeting him I was reminded why I love flying, and
why I love this great base.
He had a twinkle in his eye that was full of life.
With their ultimate sacrifice they reinforced a lesson
history teaches us daily.
freedom in never free.
They gave their tomorrow's so we could have out today's.
this memorial, this monument, ensures that we will
always remember our happy few, shell 77, we will never
OFFICIALS RELEASED THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IN MARCH...
SAYING THE KC-135 WENT INTO A DUTCH ROLL...
THE NOSE MOVED SIDE TO SIDE...
WHILE THE WINGS WENT UP AND DOWN.
THE DUTCH ROLL CAUSED THE TALE OF THE PLANE TO FALL
REPORTING IN THE STUDIO, CAITI CURREY KXLY 4 NEWS.