Plane Crash

Fairchild Airman Was A Plane Enthusiast

May 7, 2013
Steve Jackson

The feeling is somber at Spokane-area airfields Monday as details emerge about a plane crash Friday in Kyrgyzstan. Three Fairchild Air Force Base crew members died, including a mother, a father, and a plane enthusiast.

The Navy has identified the three aviators who died in a military jet crash Monday in eastern Washington. The fiery crash 50 miles west of Spokane killed all three crew members on board.

Pilot Valerie Delaney of Maryland was 26 years old. Naval flight officer William McIlvaine of Texas was 24. And Alan Patterson from Tennessee, also a naval flight officer, was 34.

Photo Source: Micron

BOISE – Micron CEO Steve Appleton died in a plane crash at the Boise airport Friday morning. The 51-year old was at the helm of the Boise, Idaho based memory chip company for nearly 20 years. Scott Ki has the latest on the crash investigation.