BREAKING: Navy Training Jet Crashes in Texas, Pilot Safely Ejects

August 16, 2022 3:42 PM - Updated: August 16, 2022 5:20 PM
A T-45 Goshawk, assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, prepares to land on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Jan. 20, 2020. US Navy Photo

A Navy training aircraft crashed as it was approaching Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, the service announced Tuesday.

A T-45 Goshawk crashed around noon local time during a routine training flight that began at NAS Kingsville, according to a news release from the Chief of Naval Air Training public affairs office. The pilot, who is an instructor, ejected and no injuries were reported. The pilot was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital-Kleberg.

The aircraft crashed into an empty field, owned by the Navy, north of Kingsville’s airfield, according to the release. No civilians were harmed.

NAS Kingsville Emergency Services and the Kleberg Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash. An investigation is ongoing.

Heather Mongilio

Heather Mongilio

Heather Mongilio is a reporter with USNI News. She has a master’s degree in science journalism and has covered local courts, crime, health, military affairs and the Naval Academy.
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