United States Navy T-45 Goshawk training jet aircraft crashes at NAS Kingsville

Chief of Naval Air Training officials said a jet crashed Friday at Naval Air Station-Kingsville.

Lt. Michelle Tucker said a T-45 Goshawk trainer crashed about 2:38 p.m.

Following a loss of engine power, a McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) T-45 Goshawk impacted the terrain shortly after takeoff from Kingsville Naval Air Station (NQI/KNQI), Kingsville, Texas.

The aeroplane sustained unreported damage and the two pilots on board ejected, receiving minor injuries.

Both were transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

Officials said the pilots of a T-45 trainer jet saw an engine warning light come upon just before takeoff and crashed on the runway. The two pilots ejected and were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

An official cause for the accident has been undetermined.

This is a developing story and we’ll have more as we learn about it.

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