from Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
9/4/2013 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air
Mobility Command officials released the Ground Accident Investigation
Board report details, following the Feb. 17 Airman death stemming from a
warehouse accident at Joint Base Andrews, Md.
Senior Airman John E. King II, 21, of Sarasota, Fla., was fatally
injured as he was struck by a vehicle inside the base aircraft services
warehouse. He was assigned to the 89th Aerial Port Squadron at JB
Following the accident, Brig. Gen. Mike Minihan, 89th Airlift Wing
commander, said, "The 89th, and all of Team Andrews are hurting after
this tragic loss of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Airman
King's family, friends and coworkers; our Air Force is a family, and
they will not go through this alone."
King was standing at the rear of the vehicle and guiding an air
transportation specialist driver as he was parking to create more room
to move equipment in the warehouse.
The report indicated that the Airman driving the vehicle did not follow
standard Air Force vehicle operating procedures and did not perform the
proper corrective actions. Other factors include lack of communication
between King and the driver when he went behind the vehicle.
The report is available on the Air Force Freedom of Information Act Reading Room web site, https://www.efoia.af.mil/palMain.aspx.