MERIDIAN, Miss. (NNS) -- At approximately 9:40 a.m. Oct. 2, Training Air Wing 1, based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Mississippi, confirmed the T-45 belonging to Training Squadron (VT) 7 that went missing Sept. 29, has crashed in East Tennessee.
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 1 is one of five training wings that belong to Chief of Naval Air Training Public Affairs (CNATRA).
For information updates, contact the CNATRA Command Public Affairs Office.