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Ens Steven E. Pontell
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1966
Death: Oct. 29, 1989

A Navy pilot was killed in a crash on the USS Lexington.October 29,1989-U.S. Navy T-2C Buckeye,BuNo 158876,of VT-19,crashes into Vultures'Row on the island of training carrier USS Lexington,AVT-16 during a wave-off approach,operating in the Gulf of Mexico 22 miles South of NAS Pensacola,Florida,killing five and injuring 20. Killed were the student pilot,three seaman,and a civilian employee of the Navy.This was the last aviation accident on the Lady Lex before her retirement to a museum ship at Corpus Chrisri,Texas.[182] Killed in the crash were the pilot,Ensign Steven E Pontell,23,Columbia,Maryland,who was alone in the two-seat trainer;Lexington crewmen Petty Officer 3rd Class Burnett Kilgore Jr.,19,Holly Springs,Mississippi;Petty Officer 3rd Class Timmy L. Garroutte,30, Memphis,Tennessee;Airmen Lisa L. Mayo,25,Oklahoma City,Oklahoma;and a civilian employee of Dyn Corp who had the contract to maintain Navy aircraft,Bryron Gervis Courvelle,32,Meridian,Mississippi. 
 
Burial:
Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: William Barritt
Record added: Nov 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5998978
Ens Steven E. Pontell
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Rest in peace
- Cori Hoag
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013

- Kathy Smith
 Added: Sep. 7, 2012

- William Barritt
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012
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