SPOKANE, Wash. -- Capt. Mark Tyler Voss died Friday, May 3rd near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan in the crash of a KC-135. Pinckney was based out of Fairchild Air Force Base.
The Department of Defense released the names of all three victims on Sunday. Also killed were Capt. Victoria “Tory” Ann Pinckney and Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III. The airmen were assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron. The cause of the crash is under investigation according to the Department of Defense.
The plane was on a refueling mission for Afghanistan war operations at the time of the crash, a U.S. defense official in Washington said, speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to discuss the details of an ongoing investigation.
Voss graduated from Boerne High School in Texas in 2004. He graduated college from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2008. Military leaders said Voss majored in Aeronautical engineering. He received his wings in March 2010 after graduating from pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas. Officials said Voss received a training award for having the highest score in his class on flight check rides.
Fairchild leaders said Voss was promoted to Captain on May 28th, 2012. He became Aircraft Commanders on March 14th, 2013.
He is survived by his parents, Wayne and March Voss, and his siblings Forrest and Morgan Voss.
Voss was 27-years-old.