By Savannah Smith  |  09-20-2018   News
Photo credit: US Navy

The US Navy issued a confirmation that the sailor who died aboard an aircraft was unfortunately struck by the turning propeller of a plane. The tragic death happened on Monday aboard the USS George H.W. Bush while it was in the Atlantic Ocean.

In a statement they issued on Wednesday, the Navy said Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak had just secured an E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck then.

The Navy also said that they are still probing the incident. They shared that Naglak’s death has been a heartbreaking experience for those on board the carrier.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USNavy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USNavy</a> mourns the loss of Sailor assigned to USS George H.W. Bush — <a href="https://t.co/rO56nILAzA">https://t.co/rO56nILAzA</a> <a href="https://t.co/vDPJYJOGcl">pic.twitter.com/vDPJYJOGcl</a></p>&mdash; U.S. Navy (@USNavy) <a href="https://twitter.com/USNavy/status/1042579611928985600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Commander Dave Hecht, the spokesman for Naval Air Force Atlantic, said: “The loss of a shipmate is a heartbreaking experience for a crew of a naval vessel. Those aboard USS George H.W. Bush will mourn Naglak’s passing and remember him always for his devoted service and sacrifice to our nation.”

Naglak was just 21 years old at the time of his death. He enlisted in the Navy in New Jersey, his home state, in April last year. He completed his training just four months after enlisting in Pensacola, Florida and reported to the ship.

For now, the ship remains at sea, and flight operations have resumed.

Many have expressed their sadness for what happened and relayed their sympathies to the family of the deceased.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fairwinds and following seas shipmate. My deepest condolences to the family of this young man.</p>&mdash; raymo_blue (@MustBeRay) <a href="https://twitter.com/MustBeRay/status/1042581516872691712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Props are always extremely dangerous, one momentary loss of situational awareness, taking a wrong step to the left or right can lead to tragedy. Prayers to the family of the fallen sailor, he made the ultimate sacrifice.</p>&mdash; John S. (@jr_chillin550) <a href="https://twitter.com/jr_chillin550/status/1042613254068076544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/USNavy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@USNavy</a> Condolences to his family and to his shipmates. Sympathy to the E2-C aviators and aircrew -</p>&mdash; AttyCarolyn Swiggart (@AttySwiggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/AttySwiggart/status/1042592384675196928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I served as a snipe on the U.S.S. Enterprise eons ago. It is always sad to lose a shipmate</p>&mdash; James662422 (@james662422) <a href="https://twitter.com/james662422/status/1042580250859855875?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RIP Shipmate - the flight deck is a dangerous place, God bless all who serve there. (AD1 Greenshirt, USS Nimitz, CVN68)</p>&mdash; Keith Humphrey (@Keith_Humphrey) <a href="https://twitter.com/Keith_Humphrey/status/1042632874690785280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Source:

https://nypost.com/2018/09/20/navy-sailor-killed-by-propeller-on-aircraft-carrier-flight-deck/

Twitter: #MAGA #KAG #USNavy #SailorKilledByPropeller #USSGeorgeHWBush
Share this article
Thoughts on the above story? Comment below!
2 Comment/s


Anonymous No. 37519 1537461131

What a horrific way to go. I have to hand prop my plane and its the most dangerous part of flying.

Anonymous No. 37516 1537549957
he didn't follow process, that is the sad truth. navy has specific steps to take on these things and you have to constantly cert and re-cert to be able to work a flight deck like this. this sailor's death is of his own lack of attention.
What do you think about this article?
Name
Comment *
Image