Navy Training Aircraft Crashes at Naval Air Station Meridian

By The Associated Press

An aircraft has crashed at Naval Air Station Meridian while undergoing a training flight.

Public Affairs Officer Penny Randall says a T-45 jet aircraft assigned to Training Air Wing One crashed Wednesday at about 1:15 p.m.

Randall says the student and instructor pilot were able to safely eject near the airfield on the Navy base in a heavily wooded area.

Randall says both pilots were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Metro Ambulance Director Clayton Cobler told The Clarion-Ledger ( ) one of the pilots had neck pain and the other leg pain. He described their injuries as “not life-threatening.”

Navy officials say they’re not certain yet what caused the crash, but that it is under investigation.

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