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Training aircraft reported missing after crash in Tennessee

03 October 2017, 08:06 | Simon Arnold

Navy training aircraft reported missing, reports of jet crash in Tennessee

Monroe County Sheriff's Office responds to reports of a plane crash in Tellico Plains

The base had a T-45 training in the vicinity of Tellico Plains that has not yet returned to the air station.

A military aircraft flying out of the Naval Air Station in Meridian, Mississippi, has crashed.

Two pilots were aboard the aircraft, an instructor and a student, their status is unknown at the time, US Navy said.

According to WBIR, officials sent helicopters to look for parachutes in the area but were unable to find any.


On Sunday, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, covering Tellico Plains, reported that the county dispatch initially received a call for a brush fire at 4:15 p.m.

Preparing Wing ONE affirmed that the two pilots did not survive.

Authorities are still on the scene of plane crash in the Cherokee National Forest in Monroe County as of Monday morning.

An investigation will commence to determine the cause of the crash. #USNavy T-45C was training near area.


Investigators told local media that civilians were being kept three miles away from the crash site due to reports the plane had explosives on board as well.

The T-45 Goshawk can carry two people and reach speeds of 645mph.

Check back for more information as this story develops. The Tennessee National Guard said it was not one of their planes.




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