Military investigators this morning continued to sift through wreckage of a Navy plane that crashed Monday on the banks of the New River west of Imperial, killing the two men aboard.
Officials have released the names of the men who died in the fiery crash.
Navy Lt. Timothy L. Gilbreth, 37, of Medical Lake, Wash., was an instructor in the plane and was in the cockpit seat. Gilbreth was a member of the Strike Fighter Squadron based at Naval Air Station Lemoore.
He had been in the Navy for 10 years and was married with two children.
The second victim was Marine Corps Second Lt. Timothy G. Lawson, 29, a member of the Marine Aviation Training Support Group 23.
Lawson, from Fortuna, was awaiting flight school.
Few new details have been released about Monday's deadly crash that occurred near Thompson Road.
The plane was a T-34 Turbomentor, a fixed-wing craft used by the military for training. The plane was part of a detachment from NAS Lemoore training at Naval Air Facility El Centro.