US Navy training jet crash injures two crew members

By Nicel Jane Avellana

Nov 05, 2013 06:25 PM EST

Two pilots were injured when a US Navy training jet crashed on a runway approach on Monday. The tandem T-45C Goshawk jet was used on a training flight when the incident happened at 10:30 am at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. While the Navy did not release the names of the crew members injured, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Lauryn Dempsey said, "The two crew members are being treated at local hospitals right now... Both are stable."

The Navy did not specify why the jet went down. According to a report on The Inquisitr, this was the third crash involving a US Navy jets. In April, an F-18 Super Hornet crashed in the Arabian Sea. Last year, another training jet of the US Navy destroyed 40 units of a large apartment complex when it went down in Virginia Beach.

The contractor for the T-45C Goshawk jet was the Boeing Company. The jet became operational in 1991 and was built at a unit cost of USD 17.2 million, according the US Navy Fact File.

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