Friday, December 31, 2010

Navy T-45 Crashes Near Tallahassee

From Chief of Naval Air Training Center Public Affairs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (NNS) -- A U. S. Navy T-45C Goshawk training jet assigned to Training Air Wing Six crashed east of Tallahassee, Fla. while conducting a training mission at approximately 10:15 a.m. CST, Dec. 29.

Both occupants ejected safely and have been transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

The aircraft was conducting a routine training mission.

The T-45C Goshawk is a tandem-seat, carrier capable, jet trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots and naval flight officers.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident.