Breaking News: Navy Training Aircraft Reported Missing
NNS171001-03. Navy Training Aircraft Reported Missing
From Chief of Naval Air Training Public Affairs
MERIDIAN, Miss. (NNS) — At approximately 6 p.m., Training Air Wing ONE, based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Miss., was made aware of the reports of a jet crash near Tellico Plains, Tenn., in the Cherokee National Forest.
Training Air Wing ONE and CNATRA are investigating the possibility that it is a T-45 from Training Air Wing ONE based out of NAS Meridian, Miss.
At this time, we know the wing had a T-45C Goshawk training in the vicinity of Tellico Plains that has not yet returned to the air station.
Two pilots were aboard the aircraft, an instructor and a student. Their status is unknown at this time.
Training Air Wing ONE is one of five training wings that belong to CNATRA.
For information updates, contact the CNATRA Command Public Affairs Office.