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Local airman dies in accident

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - Updated: 5:49 PM

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Officials at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa said an airman has died in an industrial accident.

Authorities said 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Emily Elizabeth Clayburn of Palatine Bridge was killed about 4:30 p.m. Monday at the base. She was a member of the 6th Air Mobility Wing.Col. Scott DeThomas, who commands the 6th Air Mobility Wing, said Clayburn will be missed by everyone in the wing and all who had the chance to serve with her.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. No further details were provided.


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