Following the death of a 22-year-old Senior Airman Jacob Ellis the Minot Air Force Base released the following statement:
“It is with a heavy heart that I tell you about the loss of one of our Airmen over the weekend. I ask that you keep his family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time,” said Col. Bradley Cochran, 5th Bomb Wing Commander.
“We’re going to get through this together. We will take an operation pause to remember him, reflect on his service and ensure we are all taken care of.”
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.