SWAINSBORO, GA (WFXG) - The U.S. Army has confirmed that a member of the Golden Knights parachute team was killed in Saturday's deadly plane crash in Swainsboro.
In a statement posted to the team's Facebook page, the Golden Knights announced that SSG Aliaksandr "Alex" Bahrytsevich was among the people killed in the crash. SSG Bahrytsevich was off-duty at the time.
The Golden Knights' post says SSG Bahrytsevich was passionate about the sport of skydiving and that he would often take time to coach and mentor other members of the team. He most recently served as a member of the Golden Knights Black Demonstration Team.