GEICO Skytypers Pilot Ken Johansen Killed in Wednesday’s Crash

Cover photo by Richard Souza, Air Museum Network

Ken Johansen has been identified as the pilot killed in this Wednesday’s crash. The GEICO Skytypers have provided us with the following statement:

”There was a fatal accident today with one of the Skytypers aircraft as it was departing Republic Airport on Long Island, NY. Teammate and executive officer, Ken Johansen, was killed in the crash that resulted. No one was injured on the ground. Ken was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a Naval aviator, and a professional airline pilot. He leaves behind a wife and two children.


A careful and thorough investigation is already underway. We are working with local law enforcement, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board. Our thoughts are with Ken and his family.”

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