SWAINSBORO, GA. (THECOUNT) — Aliaksandr Bahrytsevich, a Fort Bragg soldier, has been identified as the Golden Knights Black Demonstration Team member killed in a small plane crash in Swainsboro, Georgia on Saturday.

“Alex” Bahrytsevich, 31, was among five victims of The U.S. Army Parachute Team, involved in a crash of a Cessna 182A. The aircraft went down just after takeoff from East Georgia Regional Airport at 2:08 p.m.

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“Alex was extremely passionate about the sport of skydiving and always sought opportunities to coach and mentor other members of the team,” the Golden Knights said in a statement. “Alex served the U.S. Army with distinction and pride.” source

Local reports said the plane was owned by The Jumping Place Skydiving Center in Statesboro.

The crash remains under investigation.

Bahrytsevich, originally from Belarus, was off duty at the time of the crash.

According to the Golden Knights, he is survived by his mother Nattallia and father Mikhail.

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