U.S. Air Force Capt. Paul Barbour (’09, PC)

Airplane crash near Lake Amistad in Del Rio, Texas, takes captain's life on Nov. 20, 2017

Capt. Paul Barbour (’09, PC), 32, died when his T-38C Talon Jet Trainer crashed between two subdivisions near Lake Amistad in Del Rio, Texas. A co-pilot was able to eject from the same aircraft and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Barbour was the air crew flight equipment flight commander with the 47th Operations Support Squadron and an instructor pilot with the 87th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. He was a resident of Van Nuys, California.

“Paul was an exceptional pilot and officer, and an outstanding representative of our university,” says Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus Chancellor Frank Ayers. “He graduated in the fall of 2009 with a major in aeronautics and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force at that time.”

Barbour’s name will be placed on a brick at the Prescott Campus military memorial, located adjacent to the College of Security and Intelligence.