US Navy pilot Lt. Richard Bullock killed in crash during training mission in California

US Navy pilot Lt. Richard Bullock killed in crash during training mission in California

The U.S. Navy pilot who was concerned in a deadly crash throughout a routine coaching mission in Trona, California, earlier this week has been recognized.

Lt. Richard Bullock, who was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 based mostly at Naval Air Station Lemoore, was making a routine coaching flight in a F/A-18E Tremendous Hornet round 2:30 p.m. when his aircraft unexpectedly when down “in a distant, unpopulated space,” the Navy mentioned.

“No civilians had been harmed on account of this incident,” an announcement from the Naval Air Forces Public Affairs Workplace mentioned.

Native authorities assisted the Navy in securing the crash website and are serving to within the ongoing restoration effort, the assertion mentioned.

“The Navy mourns this tragic loss alongside the household, mates and shipmates of Lt. Bullock,” the Naval Air Forces Public Affairs Workplace mentioned.

The Navy continues to be investigating the reason for the crash.

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