Atlas Air pilot to be remembered in celebration of life ceremony in Idalou

Atlas Air pilot to be remembered in celebration of life ceremony in Idalou

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The pilot of an Atlas Air flight that crashed in the Trinity Bay on Feb. 23 will be remembered Saturday in Idalou.

A celebration of life service for 60-year-old Ricky Blakely is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Idalou’s First Baptist Church at 102 E 7th St. Blakely’s father is the minister of that church.

Before his death, Blakely lived in Indiana with his wife and three children. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the crash.

Read more on the crash from the Associated Press here: Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

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