Air Force IDs missing airman who fell into Gulf of Mexico from C-130 aircraft
The U.S. Air Force on Sunday identified the airman presumed dead after he fell into the Gulf of Mexico from a C-130 aircraft last week, as recovery efforts continued.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, a special tactics combat controller with 24th Special Operations Wing, part of the Air Force Special Operations Command, fell 1,500 feet out of the plane Tuesday morning during a parachute-jump training exercise out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., investigators said.
Crew members aboard the C-130 said they initially saw Condiff, whose parachute did deploy, treading water but lost sight of…