This morning, Nov. 4, 2013, at approximately 10:30, local time, a land-based Navy T-45 Goshawk training aircraft crashed on its approach to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.
Investigative operations are still underway and the condition of the two pilots has not been determined, although both are said to be hospitalized at this time. Names of the pilots will not be released until there is more information available.
The T-45 Goshawk is assigned to Training Squadron 86.
The aircraft is a McDonnell Douglas Boeing plane first used by the U.S. Navy in 1991.
According to the military this aircraft is used for intermediate and advanced strike pilot training.
News sources may contact the Chief of Naval Air Training Command Public Affairs Office at 361-961-3666 or the NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Office at (850) 452-4379 for continuous updates.
Online there is more news from Chief of Naval Air Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnatra/.
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