BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Twenty-eight years ago, six airmen died when their C-130 cargo plane hit a power line and crashed near Berkeley Springs.
The West Virginia Air National Guard posted remembrances Wednesday, saying the men and their families are “forever in our hearts.”
The cargo plane was on a routine training flight from the 1-67th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg when the crash occurred just after 9:30 a.m. October 7th, 1992.
The crash destroyed his home, but officials at the scene said it was a miracle that 77 year-old homeowner Milton Barnhart survived with only singed hair and eyebrows.
Killed in the crash were Lt. Col. Al Steinberger, Capt. Dallas Adams, Master Sgt. George Griffith, Tech. Sgt. John Funkhouser, Staff Sgt. Tim Hinchman and Staff Sgt. Fred Jones.
Today, we remember the members of the @167AW who tragically passed away in 1992 from a C-130 crash in Berkeley Springs, https://t.co/tQ5LhqG1gU.— WV National Guard (@WVNationalGuard) October 7, 2020
They and their families are forever in our hearts and we honor their service and sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/WxjBvdPaLE