Death: A Navy officer has been identified as a victim of a jet crash near the Virginia-Maryland border – The serviceman who died when a military plane crashed on the eastern coast of Virginia near the Maryland border on Wednesday has been identified, according to authorities.
According to kiro7.com, Lt. Hyrum Hanlon was pronounced dead after the E-2D Hawkeye aircraft he was flying fell in the water near Wildcat Marsh in Accomack County, according to Navy officials.
Two other crew members onboard the plane sustained non-life-threatening injuries. According to the news station, they were rescued by Maryland State Police officers and transferred to Wallops Island for treatment.
The plane crashed north of the Chincoteague Causeway at about 7:32 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, according to the Shore Daily News. According to the publication, two crew members were rescued right away.