T-34 Crashes Near Bob Hall Pier

Story Number: NNS110824-31Release Date: 8/24/2011 11:44:00 PM
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By Chief of Naval Air Training Public Affairs

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- A T-34C Turbomentor, a two seat training aircraft, assigned to Training Squadron 28 based out of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, crashed at approximately 6:33 p.m. Aug. 24 about five miles south of Bob Hall Pier while conducting routine flight training.

A Coast Guard helicopter was on patrol and diverted to search an area five miles south of Bob Hall Pier.

A Coast Guard response boat and crew launched from Port Aransas to assist in the search. The Search and Rescue helicopter picked up the two pilots and flew them to Christus Spohn Memorial Medical Center at approximately 7: 31 p.m. Their condition is stable.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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Instructor pilot Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Kelly and student naval aviator Ensign Christopher Tucker, both assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 28, make final preparations in a T-34 Turbomentor aircraft
Official U.S. Navy file photo of a T-34 Turbomentor.
July 22, 2011
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