Navy jet crash: Navy training jet crashes in Pensacola

Navy jet crash: A US Navy T-45C Goshawk aircraft crashed during a training flight at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Navy training jet was landing it when it crashed.

By , Associated Press

A training jet crashed at Naval Air Station Pensacola Monday, an official said.

A flight instructor and a Navy flight student were transported to a nearby hospital, said Harry White, spokesman for Naval Air Station Pensacola. Their conditions weren't immediately known.

The US Navy T-45C Goshawk aircraft crashed at the approach end of a runway Monday morning. The two-seat training aircraft, assigned to Training Squadron 86, was conducting a local training flight and was landing it when it crashed, White said.

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The Navy wasn't immediately naming the pilots.

White said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Hundreds of Navy flight students earn their Naval flight wings at Naval Air Station Pensacola each year. The students begin their flight training flying with experienced pilots in the training aircraft.

White said the base was thankful the crash wasn't more serious.

"We can repair or replace an aircraft," he said.

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