An Army National Guard soldier from Hawaii was killed after the plane he was in crashed in eastern Afghanistan January 10th. Twenty-five-year-old Sergeant Drew Scobie of Kailua and two others were on their way back from a nighttime mission when the MC-12 reconnaissance airplane crashed, killing all three. The military says there is no indication that the plane crashed as a result of enemy action. The cause is under investigation. Scobie was born and raised in Kailua and joined the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2009. He was deployed to Afghanistan in October 2013 as a Fire Direction Operator. He leaves behind a pregnant wife, and a child. The family said donations to support the Scobie children can be made at any branch of Bank of Hawaii.
Posted Wednesday, January 15th 2014 @ 2pm