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Man with Iowa ties killed in Alaska cargo plane crash

Major Aaron Malone Major Aaron Malone

(KWWL/CNN/KTUU) -- The Air Force has identified four airmen who died Wednesday.

One of the airmen has ties to Iowa.

That's when a cargo plane crashed during a training mission near Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska.

Majors Michael Freyholtz and Aaron Malone, pilots assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard's 249th Airlift Squadron; Capt. Jeffrey Hill, a pilot assigned to Elmendorf's 517th Airlift Squadron; and Master Sgt. Thomas Cicardo, a 249th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, were on board the plane.

Malone began his Air National Guard career in Iowa.

Their C-17 aircraft, assigned to the 3rd Wing at the base, crashed Wednesday.

Online News Director: Nate Leding

 

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