Son of Steve Sax among five marines died in crash during training

Son of Steve Sax among five marines died in crash during training

Son of Steve Sax among five marines died in crash during training

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers player Steve Sax released a statement saying his 33-year-old son, who had always dreamed of becoming a pilot, was one of five U.S. Marines killed in a crash of a training flight earlier this week in the United States. California desert.

Captain John J. Sax was among the crew of an Osprey tiltrotor aircraft that crashed during training in a remote area of ​​Imperial County, about 115 miles (185 kilometers) east of San Diego and about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Yuma , Arizona.

“With utter devastation, I can announce that my precious son, Johnny was one of five United States Marines who were killed in the Osprey Military crash near San Diego on Wednesday, June 8,” said Steve Sax in a statement published Saturday. by CBSLA. -TV.

“For those of you who knew Johnny, you saw his big smile, bright light, his love for his family, the marines, the joy of flying airplanes and defending our country! He was my hero and the best man I know, there was no better person to defend our country.”