Air Force pilot is fighting for his life, daughter killed in plane crash


A Pennsylvanian who serves with the US Air Force is currently in intensive care after his private plane crashed in South Carolina last week.

Colonel Deane Thomey and his daughter were flying from Virginia to Florida when the single-engine aircraft encountered problems.

Following the plane crash, it was revealed that Thomey’s 24-year-old daughter did not survive.

According to CBS3, Thomey is the commander of the 111th Attack Wing and is also in charged of the Horsham, PA, Biddle Air National Guard Base.

Thomey is currently being treated in the intensive care unit at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

“Please keep the Thomey family in your thoughts and prayers,” said Col. Rebecca Gray, 111th ATKW Vice Commander, in a message to the unit. “Together we will support one another, Col. Thomey’s wife and his daughters through this difficult time.”

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