Navy Jet Crashes Near Pensacola, Florida


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The Navy has not yet released the name of the pilots, however it has been confirmed that a flight instructor and a Navy flight student have been taken to the hospital for injuries after their jet crashed. The crash occurred near the Sherman Field runway at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning.

As far as we know, both crew members are currently in stable condition. “The two crew members are being treated at local hospitals right now,” Navy spokewoman Lt. Lauryn Dempsey said. “Both are stable.” The official Naval Air Training Twitter page has been keeping the public updated on their conditions.

According to Navy spokesman, Lt. John Supple, the plane was a two-seater T-45C Goshawk jet, and was assigned to the Training Squadron 86.

Harry White, spokesman for Naval Air Station Pensacola, says he is happy the crash wasn't more serious. "We can repair or replace an aircraft," he said.

The crash is still under investigation and Supple says, "We are withholding the names for privacy concerns.”

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