Air Force Academy Cadet dies in “aircraft mishap”


C2C Nick Duran / Air Force Academy Twitter

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — Officials at the Air Force Academy say a cadet has died after a single-engine “mishap” in Texas, which occurred on June 24 of this year.

U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark said Friday, “On June 24, we lost one of our own. C2C Nick Duran died as a result of a single-engine plane crash while he was home in Texas on leave. The impact of losing Nick has been felt throughout our Academy.”

“He was our brother — a friend, teammate, and classmate — and will always be a part of USAFA. I am so proud of how our cadets have leaned on each other and honored Nick’s life,” he continued. “While words cannot lessen the loss felt by his family, we want to send our heartfelt condolences to Nick’s family and friends — you are in our thoughts and prayers.”

The circumstances which led up to the crash will be released at a later date.

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