We look forward to your feedback! Having grown up in East Africa, he developed his love for international travel and became a pilot, which remained his true passion. It is a sad moment for all of us to realise that Captain Blakeley is no more with us. The loss of one of our own is so tragic. You were the definition of cool. Glad I got to meet you again. Play it now. Our Atlas Air Family is mourning alongside yours. Never imagining that anyone, least of all another pilot ,would be talking to him in his mother tongue. . Officers and rescue teams flocked to the scene where broken detritus of the plane was visible in the water along with bits of floating cargo such as women's clothing and cardboard boxes. To the Blakely Family - Our hearts go out to you and your family. Rest in peace. His energetic mood would uplift the entire crew, as well as his passengers. . You were one of my dearest friends in East Africa, and I’ll never forget the laughs we shared, the great times on the sports teams we played on together, drinking chai at Chui Dorm, hanging out at Limuru and just sharing life together at Rift Valley Academy and around the world. They also asked a Mesa Airlines pilot: 'See if you can make ground contact. The captain, Ricky Blakely, 60, of Indiana, and passenger Sean Archuleta, 36, of Texas, a Mesa Air pilot, also died. I miss the guy. After losing contact, then they asked a United Airlines pilot if he had seen 'ground contact' - wreckage - to his right or behind him. Without a moment’s hesitation Ricky says to him in Swahili “no problem” . It concerns a five minute encounter between two pilots. Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne described the crash during a press conference Saturday afternoon as 'total devastation'. Aska, serving as copilot on the flight, Captain Ricky Blakely and a third pilot for another airline, Sean Archuleta, who was sitting at the rear of the cockpit, died in the crash on Feb. 23. Our prayers and thoughts for them as well. Captain Blakely, 60, was lost on board Flight 3591on Saturday, February 23, 2019. I loved you like a brother! His fellow crew members relied on him for his mentorship, humor, and great stories. The transcript is part of a … ANAHUAC, TX — The three crew members killed in a plane crash on Trinity Bay in Chambers County last weekend have been identified. We are so sorry to hear this, praying comfort and peace. I recall Ricky’s eyes as he reads the name of his counterpart taking our airplane out. life is so short and from what I can piece together about Captain Blakely he really lived it to the fullest . Arnold Schwarzenegger compares MAGA riot to Nazi atrocity saying Trump will 'go down in history as worst president ever' and slams his GOP 'enablers'. Aska, serving as copilot on the flight, Captain Ricky Blakely and a third pilot for another airline, Sean Archuleta, who was sitting at the rear of the cockpit, died in the crash on Feb. 23. He will be missed greatly! Amen. Keep the Blue Side Up, and fly high Captain ~, To the Blakely family, I want to express my deepest sympathies and condolences. I am so sorry for your family's loss. Blakely’s body has yet to be recovered. We will miss seeing his smile here in San Antonio. My thoughts and prayers are with the Blakely family and friends. My heart goes out to your loved ones, as I know they number in the many. Forever missed and forever in our hearts. Sheriff Brian Hawthorne shared this information on his Facebook page and extended his condolences to Captain Ricky Blakely’s family and friends. Our hearts are broken. You always gave me a big hug and asked how am I doing when we fly 2gether :). Our thoughts and prayers are always with you during this very difficult time. We will forever keep Captain Blakely in our hearts. May the Lord give you all His comfort and peace. To the Blakely Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and may Captain Blakely rest in peace. My deepest condolences .Thoughts and prayers. I had the honor and privilege to proudly shake your hand as you completed Captain Leadership. Aska, serving as copilot on the flight, Captain Ricky Blakely and a third pilot for another airline, Sean Archuleta, who was sitting at the rear of the cockpit, died in the crash on Feb. 23. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Tragic Archuleta's friend, Don Dalton, said his wife has been told, adding: 'She's devastated. We are sending prayers of comfort to your family. To see a colleague giving  the joy of familiarity and home to another who so missed his land IS a memory that was forever imprinted. Media reports are revealing that and more about a jet airliner that apparently nose-dived Saturday and left a heartbreaking trail of debris in the bay near Anahuac. Background music is disabled in memorial settings. As an Atlas Air Aircraft MX Manager at LAX I get the privilege to meet so many of our awesome crews. Thanks for your service Captain, may God grant your loved ones Grace and Peace. Pilot Sean Archuleta, Captain Ricky Blakely and First Officer Conrad Jules Askawas were killed when Atlas Air Flight 3591 - a Boeing 767 - crashed February 23 in Trinity Bay near Anahauc. Atlas Air earlier said it had confirmed all three people aboard the plane died. We share in your grief at this difficult time. All three men on board, including Captain Ricky Blakely and Sean Archuleta, another pilot who was hitching a ride, were killed on impact. 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