Three Navy crew members were killed on Monday when their jet plane crashed during a training flight in Eastern Washington.
Killed in the crash was Lt. j.g. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney, 26, from Ellicott City.
Delaney was a 2004 graduate of Centennial High School, and she had graduated from the Naval Academy in 2009.
Valerie Delaney was a naval aviator. She’s survived by her husband, Sean Delaney, also a Naval Academy graduate and Navy pilot.
McIlvaine and Patterson were naval flight officers.
Their E/A-6B Prowler from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island went down in a field approximately 50 miles west of Spokane. The plane reportedly disintegrated on impact.
The aircraft was engaged in low-level training exercises when it crashed, the Navy said. The cause is under investigation.
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