Morale patch for the sister squadron to the 53d WRS at Keesler ARB, MI, but tragic outcome for some of the crew!

Air Force Hurricane Hunter under investigation for performing apparent errand for crew member

Fox Weather 31 Mar 2022: BILOXI, MS. – A flight by an Air Force Reserve plane used to collect data on hurricanes and other significant weather events is under investigation for making an apparent stop to pick up a motorcycle that belonged to one of its crew members.

The Public Affairs Office of the 403rd Wing confirmed the plane made the unplanned visit to Martha’s Vineyard Airport in MA, while on a training mission in nearby Rhode Island on March 25.

“While performing an off-station training mission, a USAFR crew with the 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 403rd Wing, Keesler AFB, MS., made an unplanned stop at Martha’s Vineyard Airport, MA, Mar 25, 2022. The crew picked up a motorcycle that belonged to one of the crew members,” Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek, 403rd Wing Public Affairs superintendent at Keesler Air Force Base, wrote in a statement.