Lt. Charles Walker Dead, Super Hornet Jet Crashes in Death Valley National Park
SKIDOO, CA (July 31, 2019) – Police identified Lt. Charles Walker as the pilot who died in a Navy jet crash in Death Valley National Park, Wednesday.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened about 40 miles north of Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake. Based on an initial report, Walker, 33, crashed his F/A-18E Super Hornet while flying through a canyon where military pilots routinely conduct low-level training missions.
Walker was instantly killed in the incident. The paramedics reported that seven park visitors who were at a scenic overlook suffered minor injuries caused by debris from the crash.
Police did not include other information about the accident at this time. However, the cause of the crash is under investigation.
We, at Sweet Lawyers, are sending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Lt. Charles Walker during this difficult time.
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