The US Navy has confirmed that an instructor pilot and student aviator was killed when their T-45C Goshawk jet training aircraft crashed during the night in Tennessee.
On Sunday night, local officials said a military aircraft had crashed in the Cherokee National Forest in Tellico Plains, Tenn. The Navy confirmed the T-45C Goshawk trainer was assigned to Training Air Wing One operating from Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss.
“Two pilots were aboard the aircraft, an instructor and a student,” according to a release from the service.
“The pilots did not survive the incident. Names of the pilots are being withheld until 24 hours after next of kin notification.” The crash occurred in a remote area that was difficult to access.
“All indications are that there are no survivors. We were unable to all the way to the cockpit area of the site,” David Chambers, Monroe County EMS director, told local television station WATE. “There were no signs of survivors. “ – USNI News
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