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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MIAMI -- United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) today confirmed the identity of the two additional contractor crew members killed in the Oct. 5, 2013, plane crash in Colombia. The crew members; Ralph Dietz, (66), of Adkins, Texas; and William Burnette (28) of Desoto, Texas, were employed by New Frontier Innovations, LLC.
The two survivors of the crash have returned to the United States and are receiving additional medical treatment.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
For questions about this event or Operation Martillo, contact U.S. Southern Command PA at 305-437-1213.