Navy pilot dies in 'mishap' at New Mexico base

A Navy Seals Trident is seen during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee Senate Armed Services Committee on March 8, 2016 in Washington, D.C. A Navy pilot died in New Mexico on Friday.Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images FILE
A Navy Seal's Trident is seen during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee Senate Armed Services Committee on March 8, 2016 in Washington, D.C. A Navy pilot died in New Mexico on Friday.

A pilot "involved in a mishap" at Holloman Air Force Base in Mexico died on Friday, the Navy said.

Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York, died in a crash involving the A-29 he was piloting, the Navy said in a statement on Saturday.

He was on a mission over the Red Rio Bombing Range, which is part of White Sands Missile Range, north of the base, the Navy said.

The incident is being investigated.

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