A U.S. Army soldier was amongst 4 individuals eliminated when an aircraft bring a group of skydivers crashed at a Georgia airport on Saturday, authorities stated.
The crash occurred around 2 p.m. at the East Georgia Regional Airport in Swainsboro, situated about 90 miles southeast of Macon, FOX54 reported .
The Emanuel County Coroner’s Office informed FOX5 there were 5 individuals in the airplane at the time. The only survivor was required to an injury center in Augusta.
The soldier who was eliminated belonged to U.S. Army Parachute Team, The Golden Knights, t he Army revealed in a Facebook post on Sunday.
Aliaksandr “Slex” Bahrytsevich, 31, was off-duty when he passed away, however served most just recently as a demonstrator on the Golden Knights Black Demonstration Team, the post stated. He is made it through by his mom, Nattallia, and daddy, Mikhail.
“Alex was incredibly enthusiastic about the sport of sky diving and constantly looked for chances to coach and coach other members of the group,” the Army composed. “Originally from Belarus, Alex served the United States Army with difference and pride.”
The airplane crashed at the end of the runway as it was removing, inning accordance with authorities.
The owner of the airplane, The Jumping Place Skydiving Center, called the crash an “huge loss” in a Facebook post .
“Today we have actually suffered a huge loss. NTSB will be examining the crash. We’ve lost enjoyed ones. Please be considerate of liked ones,” the business stated.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office are examining the crash, inning accordance with FOX5.