Corry Native Dies in Air Force Jet Crash

A Corry native is dead after his training jet crashed just after takeoff at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. 24-year-old Second Lt. Matthew Emmons was at the controls of the twin-engine trainer jet that can travel at 812 mph. Emmons grew up in Corry. He played basketball and ran cross country for Corry High School. He graduated in 2002. He attended the University of Pittsburgh on an ROTC scholarship. He joined the Air Force as soon as he graduated.

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