It was determined that the mishap gunner died instantly, and the mishap pilot was able to escape the Hoth system in an unassigned X-Wing. U.S. Air Force / Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry. Beers By Jeff Schogol on June 15, 2018 T&P on Facebook Looking for a great career? Or know another veteran, service member, or military spouse who is? Get started at Hirepurpose.