Navy T-34 Crash Kills Two

Story Number: NNS060127-15Release Date: 1/27/2006 5:41:00 PM
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From the Navy News Service

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- An instructor pilot and a student pilot were killed Jan. 27, when their Navy T-34C training aircraft, assigned to Training Squadron 27, based at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, crashed while conducting routine flight training. The accident occured at 9:43 a.m. (CST), approximately three miles south of the air station.

Names are being witheld pending notification of next of kin.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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The last T-34C Turbomentor, assigned to Training Air Wing Six (TW-6), starts it's engine prior to its last training flight on board Naval Air Station Pensacola's Sherman Field.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of a T-34C. The T-34C is an unpressurized two-seat, tandem cockpit turboprop trainer used to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots. U.S. Navy photo by Marc Bizzell (RELEASED)
June 29, 2005
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