Navy T-34 Air Crew Identified

Story Number: NNS060129-02Release Date: 1/29/2006 2:21:00 PM
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From Naval Air Training Command Public Affairs

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- The Navy has released the names of the two crew members killed in the Jan. 27 crash of a T-34C Turbomentor in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The aircraft belonged to Training Squadron (VT) 27 and crashed approximately three miles south of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. There were no survivors.

The aircraft had two personnel on board, a Navy instructor pilot and a Navy student.

The deceased are:

Lt. Raul D. Jimenez, 31, of Freeport, Texas
Ensign Jeremy L. Drag, 24, of Millington, Ill.

The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

For more information on VT-27 visit their Web site at

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