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UPDATE: NAVY statement on missing Meridian jet

Courtesy of The Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Yesterday, officials at the Navy Air Station in Meridian reported one of their training aircraft, a T-45 Goshawk carrying a pilot and instructor, was missing. Later, a plane crash was reported in Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest. The Navy has released a statement on the events.

MERIDIAN, Miss. (NNS) — At approximately 6 p.m., Training Air Wing ONE, based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Miss., was made aware of the reports of a jet crash near Tellico Plains, Tenn., in the Cherokee National Forest.

Training Air Wing ONE and CNATRA are investigating the possibility that it is a T-45 from Training Air Wing ONE based out of NAS Meridian, Miss.

At this time, we know the wing had a T-45C Goshawk training in the vicinity of Tellico Plains that has not yet returned to the air station.

Two pilots were aboard the aircraft, an instructor and a student. Their status is unknown at this time.

Training Air Wing ONE is one of five training wings that belong to CNATRA.

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