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Lt. Hyrum Hanlon has been identified by the Navy as one of the officers killed in the Hawkeye crash off Virginia

The Navy on Friday identified the service member who died Wednesday in the crash of an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye in waters off Virginia.

Lt. Hyrum Hanlon was on the plane, assigned to Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 120 in Norfolk, when it crashed near Wallops Island and Chincoteague, Virginia, during routine flight operations, the Navy said.

Hanlon was commissioned as a naval officer from Arizona State University in May 2017. He joined the VAW-120 on January 31, 2021.

“It takes a courageous and patriotic individual to devote one’s life to the selflessness of military service,” said Cmdr. Martin Fentress Jr., commanding officer of VAW-120, said in a statement. “Hyrum embodied those qualities and will be truly missed by his family and the Hawkeye community. We sincerely appreciate the public’s respect for the family’s privacy at this difficult time as they mourn his loss.”

Two other crew members were rescued from the crash and had non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under further investigation. The Navy said there was no pollution or fuel discharge in the area of ​​the crash site.

In March, four Marines died when their plane crashed during a NATO exercise in Norway. Their aircraft, an MV-22B Osprey, crashed during an exercise for Operation Cold Response involving 220 aircraft, 30,000 troops and 50 ships from 27 countries.

An Army soldier was also killed in a two-helicopter incident at Fort Stewart, Georgia this week.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/02/lt-hyrum-hanlon-identified-by-navy-as-one-of-officers-killed-in-hawkeye-crash-off-virginia/ Lt. Hyrum Hanlon has been identified by the Navy as one of the officers killed in the Hawkeye crash off Virginia

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