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T-45 Crashes at Acadiana

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Story Number: NNS071102-17
Release Date: 11/2/2007 4:23:00 PM

From Chief of Naval Air Training Public Affairs and Naval Air Station Kingsville/Training Air Wing 2 Public Affairs

NAVAL AIR STATION KINGSVILLE, Texas (NNS) -- A T-45 Goshawk from Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas crashed at 6:52 p.m. shortly after taking off from Acadiana Regional Airport near New Iberia, La., Nov. 1.

Two pilots were on board the aircraft and both safely ejected prior to the crash. They sustained minor injuries and were treated at the crash site by Acadiana Regional Airport rescue personnel. The aircraft was returning to Kingsville after completing carrier landing qualifications off the Florida coast.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. The aircraft is assigned to Training Squadron 22.

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