Body of Indiana Air Force pilot killed in plane crash arrives in Louisville

Body of Indiana Air Force pilot killed in plane crash arrives in Louisville
First Lieutenant Scot Ames, Jr.'s body arrived at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport Wednesday afternoon. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Lt. Scot Ames, Jr. was an instructor pilot aboard a T-38C Talon jet trainer when it crashed near the Montgomery, Alabama airport on Friday evening.
Lt. Scot Ames, Jr. was an instructor pilot aboard a T-38C Talon jet trainer when it crashed near the Montgomery, Alabama airport on Friday evening.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The body of a local military pilot is back in Southern Indiana after he was killed in a plane crash in Alabama in February.

First Lieutenant Scot Ames, Jr.’s body arrived at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport Wednesday afternoon. His casket will be taken to the funeral home in Henryville.

Ames grew up in the town of New Pekin, Indiana.

He was as an instructor with the 50th Flying Training Squadron at the Columbus, Mississippi Air Force Base when his trainer jet crashed near the Montgomery, Alabama airport on Feb. 19. It crashed en route to Florida as he was instructing a Japanese flight student.

The student was also killed.

The Air Force has launched an investigation that could take months to find out the reason behind the crash.

Ames’ visitation is Saturday, March 6 at the Henryville Chapel followed by his funeral at Eastern High School on Sunday.

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