Air Force Academy Graduate Killed In Helicopter Crash


A former Air Force Academy cadet is among the American service members killed in a helicopter crash off the Norfolk coast in England Tuesday.

Capt. Christopher Stover graduated from the AFA in 2008. He was in the same class as Capt. David Lyon, who was killed in Afghanistan Dec. 27th. Capt. Lyon's funeral was Wednesday.

Capt. Stover, Capt. Sean M. Ruane, Tech. Sgt. Dale E. Mathews, and Staff Sgt. Afton M. Ponce were in an HH-60G Pave Hawk when it went down Tuesday. Capt. Stover and Capt. Ruane were reportedly piloting the helicopter.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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