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  • 23d Wing Public Affairs

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. –­  An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., crash landed, injuring four personnel, the evening of  August 18, during routine training.


The injured are the following members of the 66th RQS:


Capt. Ryan Martelly, pilot, suffered minor injuries and was released.


Capt. Brack Duvall, copilot, suffered minor injuries and was released.


Senior Airman Talon Leinbaugh, special missions aviator, suffered minor injuries and was released.


Staff Sgt. Adam Koniar, special missions aviator, is being treated for his injuries at Mike O'Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis AFB and is in stable condition according to the 99th Medical Group staff.


"Our first priority was to make sure the aircrew were safe and I am relieved that there were no life threatening injuries,” said Col. Thomas Kunkel, 23d Wing commander. “A board of officers were appointed to investigate the crash and determine the cause.”


The safety investigation is ongoing and more information on the incident will be released as it becomes available.


For more details, contact the 23d Wing public affairs office at 229-257-4140 or the 99th Air Base Wing public affairs office at 702-652-2750.