A Canandaigua man died Friday when the A-29 aircraft he was piloting crashed while on a mission over the Red Rio Bombing Range, north of Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
Lt. Christopher Carey Short, a pilot with the U.S. Navy, was killed.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
“There’s no way to describe the shock of this loss and the sadness we feel for his family,” said Col. Houston Cantwell, commander of Holloman’s 49th Wing, in a statement on Saturday. “He did pioneering work in aviation that will help shape American air power for years to come. We’re thankful to have known him and grateful for his devotion to duty.”
According to Short’s Facebook page, he went to Lima Christian School and lived in Norfolk, Virginia.