Puerto Rican Air National Guard has released all the names of the airmen killed in a C-130 cargo plane crash
Puerto Rico’s Air National Guard identified the nine airmen killed a day earlier when a C130 cargo plane crashed C130 nosedived into a Georgia highway.
Maj. Carlos Pérez Serra from Canóvanas, PR was the navigator of the flight and had 23 years of service. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.
1st Lt. David Albandoz was the co-pilot. He had 16 years of service and is survived by his wife and daughter. Lt. Albandoz is from PR and was most recently residing in Madison, Alabama.
Senior Master Sgt. Jan Paravisini from Canóvanas, PR was the mechanic. He had 21 years of service and is survived by two daughters and a son.
Master Sgt. Jean Audriffred from Carolina, PR had 16 years of service. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Master Sgt. Mario Braña from Bayamón, PR was the Flight Engineer. He had 17 years of service and is survived by his mother and daughter.
Master Sgt. Víctor Colón from Santa Isabel, PR had 22 years of service. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Master Sgt. Eric Circuns from the Rio Grande, PR was the loadmaster. He had 31 years of service and is survived by his wife, two step-daughters, and son.
Senior Airman Roberto Espada from Salinas, PR had three years of service. He is survived by his grandmother.
The pilot is 43-year-old Maj. Jose Rafael Roman Rosado
Maj. José R. Román Rosado of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard was the pilot of the WC-130 that crashed Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia. In January 2016, Román and five other flight crew members received a Flight Safety Award after they were able to return to base when an engine flamed out during a night training sortie. (Staff Sgt. Pablo Pantoja/Air Force)