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.

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.
July 22, 2011
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