Moody Aviation shares names of victims killed in plane crash
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Stevens County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the names of the three people who were killed in a plane crash near Deer Park July 13. Moody Bible Institute interim president Greg Thornton announced the news in a statement Tuesday evening.
The two students and instructor with Moody Aviation leave behind their wives and children. Two of the men were expecting fathers. Joochan (Austen) Lee, Diego Senn and Andrew Trouten are named as the victims in the statement.
Lee and Trouten were students with Moody Aviation, according to the statement, while Senn was their instructor.
Lee is described as a fourth-year aviation student who is survived by his wife Yuki. The two were set to start their own family together, as Yuki is expecting their first child, according to the statement.
Thornton wrote Senn was a special instructor and Moody Aviation alum. He leaves behind his pregnant wife Naomi and their three children.
Trouten was also a fourth-year aviation student, Thornton said, who is survived by his wife Rebecca and their daughter.
Moody Aviation trains students to become missionary pilots and mechanics.
The flight that killed Lee, Senn and Trouten is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. A preliminary report on the fatal crash is expected to be released in the next 10 days, said an air safety investigator.
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