T-34C Crashes At Sea Near Corpus Christi, No Reports of Injuries


Story Number: NNS140501-13Release Date: 5/1/2014 1:29:00 PM
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From Chief of Naval Air Training Public Affairs

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- A U.S. Navy T-34C Turbo Mentor aircraft assigned to Training Squadron 28 (VT-28) with two pilots aboard crashed today while conducting a routine training mission over the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 10:20 a.m., CST.

Initial reports indicate the pilots were able to bail out of the aircraft, and that neither pilot was injured. They are being evaluated at a local hospital. Both crew members were recovered by U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue personnel.

An investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the crash.

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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
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