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March 12, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Crew of crashed Whidbey Island-based Navy jet identified

The three crew members of a Whidbey Island-based Navy jet that crashed in Eastern Washington yesterday have been identified as Lt. Valerie Delaney, 26, of Ellicott City, Md., Lt. William McIlvaine III, 24, of El Paso, Texas and Lt. Cmdr. Alan Patterson, 34, of Tullahoma, Tenn.

The crew of Electric Attack Squadron 129 were conducting a routine training flight of an EA-6B Prowler jet prior to the crash, which happened about 50 miles west of Spokane, according to the Department of Defense.

A safety investigation is underway to determine what caused the crash.

 

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