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Moody Aviation Update


Names of Moody Aviation students and special instructor confirmed

Dear Moody Family,

I come with a heavy heart with further news about the July 13th fatal crash near Spokane involving a Moody Aviation aircraft. It has been a difficult time since Friday, as we awaited confirmation from the Coroner about the identity of those on board the plane.

Today, the Stevens County Coroner released the names of those who were on board.  I wanted to share with you the names of our brothers in Christ who went home to the Lord.

  • Joochan (Austen) Lee: A fourth-year Missionary Aviation Technology student at Moody Aviation, Austen is survived by his wife, Yuki, who is expecting their first child early next year.
  • Diego Senn: Special Instructor of Missionary Aviation Technology at Moody Aviation and an alum of the Moody Aviation program. He is survived by his wife, Naomi, and their four children, one of whom is due later this year.
  • Andrew Trouten: A fourth-year Missionary Aviation Technology student at Moody Aviation, Andrew is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and their daughter.

We continue to grieve with Moody Aviation and the family and loved ones of Austen, Diego and Andrew. They were husbands, fathers, sons, friends and our brothers in Christ. While we grieve, the Apostle Paul’s words to the church in Thessalonica assures us that we do so with great hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13). These men knew the Lord, and are enjoying His full presence. Their faith is now sight.

Austen, Diego and Andrew will be remembered for dedicating their lives to advancing the cause of Christ through aviation. We will be sharing more of their stories in the days ahead as an encouragement to others in their service to the Lord.

May we as the body of Christ continue to seek the Lord in prayer and come around these men’s families during this time of mourning and remembrance.

Greg Thornton
Interim President


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