Pentagon identifies US airmen killed in Afghanistan plane crash

The Department of Defense has identified the six US airmen killed when an air force .

The airmen were identified on Saturday as: Captain Jonathan Golden, 33, of Camarillo, California; Captain Jordan Pierson, 28, of Abilene, Texas; Staff Sergeant Ryan Hammond, 26, of Moundsville, West Virginia; Senior Airman Quinn Johnson-Harris, 21, of Milwaukee; Senior Airman Nathan Sartain, 29, of Pensacola, Florida; and Airman 1st Class Kcey Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, Georgia.

Golden, Pierson, Hammond and Johnson-Harris were based at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene. Sartain and Ruiz were based at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.

Also killed were five civilian passengers and an unknown number of people on the ground. The , which happened early on Friday, remains under investigation.

Source : theguardian[dot]com
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