Two Pilots Die in T-45 Mishap in Tennessee
MERIDIAN, Miss. — At approximately 9:40 a.m. Oct. 2, Training Air Wing One, based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, confirmed the T-45 belonging to Training Squadron Seven (VT-7) that went missing Oct. 1 had crashed in East Tennessee, the Navy News Service reported.
Two pilots were aboard the aircraft, an instructor and a student. The pilots did not survive the incident. Names of the pilots are being withheld until 24 hours after next of kin notification.
An investigation will commence to determine the cause of the mishap.
Training Air Wing One is one of five training wings that belong to the Chief of Naval Air Training.