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Navy Ensign Zachary Ryan Eckhart, 25, of Orefield, was one of four military men aboard a T-39N Sabreliner Navy jet killed when the plane crashed on April 12 in a dense Georgia forest. The bodies of all four crew members were recovered, according to a Navy spokesman.
John Spink/Atlanta Journal Constitution The Fannin County coroner pulls up to a gated driveway located in the 2000 block of Star Creek Road where Fannin County Sheriff deputies posted guard before a recovery operation for the military men aboard a U.S. Navy jet that crashed in north Georgia on April 12, killing Navy Ensign Zachary Eckhart and three others.
Lt. j.g. Andrew Myers, U.S. Navy, an alumnus of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2007 shared his thoughts, “Zach Eckhart was a truly great friend, and one who will be sorely missed. I fondly remember band practices and performances in the Highty-Tighties, as well as uniform inspections and drill in Navy ROTC. After graduation we were lucky enough to have a small group of Hokies in flight training in Pensacola, Fla. This large family that we all become a part of the day that we stepped foot onto campus, will always be a part of us. It allows us to come together, support each other, and celebrate the life of a fond shipmate, bud, and brother.”