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Navy Identifies Instructor, Student Killed in T-45 Crash as Lt. Patrick Ruth, Lt. j.g. Wallace Burch

Navy Identifies Instructor, Student Killed in T-45 Crash as Lt. Patrick Ruth, Lt. j.g. Wallace Burch

An undated file photo of Lt. j.g. Wallace E. Burch, 25, of Horn Lake, Mississippi. Burch was one of two pilots who were killed Oct. 1 when their T-45C aircraft crashed in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. US Navy photo.

This post has been updated to include additional information from the Navy.

The Navy identified pilot Lt. Patrick Lawrence Ruth and student aviator Lt. j.g. Wallace Eugene Burch as the two sailors who died in an Oct. 1 crash. Read More