Former Navy SEAL Howard Wasdin, a chiropractor, died in a small plane crash while attempting to land in foggy conditions at a rural Georgia airport.
A small plane attempting to land at a rural Georgia airport crashed, killing its pilot Howard Wasdin, a chiropractor and former Navy SEAL. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and it is unclear what role the foggy conditions may have played. According to the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report, there was fog on the runway, limiting visibility to about one-fourth of a mile. Wasdin was flying himself home from Florida and was trying to land when his plane struck the ground about 1,200 feet from the runway. Wasdin served in the Navy for 12 years, including nine years as a SEAL, and was medically retired after being wounded in the 1993 battle in Mogadishu, Somalia.