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PRESS RELEASE: RAF Mildenhall Airman passes away after vehicle-related accident

Release Number: 020410

Capt. Jenna Wilcox from the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron at RAF Mildenhall died April 1 at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland following a vehicle-related accident in Dalkeith, Scotland March 27.

Captain Wilcox suffered serious injuries when a tire exploded inside the vehicle.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy," said Col. Chad Manske, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander. "Jenna was a valued member of our team and her untimely death touches all the personnel at the surrounding bases. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time."

The cause of the explosion is currently under investigation by the Lothian and Borders Police in Scotland.

For more information, contact:
100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
RAF Mildenhall
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 8NF
(01638) 542654; FAX (01638) 543499