Golden Knight killed in plane crash while off-duty, Army says

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

FORT BRAGG (WTVD) -- A member of the US Army Parachute Team based in Fort Bragg died in a plane crash while off-duty Saturday.

In a Facebook post, the Army announced that SSG Aliaksandr 'Alex' Bahytsevich, 31, was killed in a small plane crash in Swainsboro, Georgia.

"Originally from Belarus, Alex served the US Army with distinction and pride. He served most recently as a demonstrator on the Golden Knights Black Demonstration Team," the statement read.

The Army said funeral and memorial ceremony information will be released later this week.