Two U.S. Navy T-45 Goshawk trainers collide in mid-air, one of them crashed. This is reported by the portal The Drive with reference to the US Navy Air Force Training Center..
according to the report, aircraft collision occurred 17 May 9 miles from Kingsville Air Force Base in Texas, where training aircraft are based for training carrier-based aviation pilots. Both aircraft were on a training flight., the reasons for the collision are not reported.
One of “Hawks” crashed, instructor and cadet managed to leave the cockpit and land, the second plane landed at the airbase with minor damage. At the same time clarifies, that one of the pilots of the crashed plane was taken to hospital.
The fact of the crash of one of the planes is confirmed by the message of the Pilot Training Center (Chief of Naval Air Training) в Twitter.
Both aircraft from the 22nd Training Squadron (VT-22), part of the Second Air Wing. T-45 Goshawk (“hawk”)- trainer carrier-based aircraft developed by Boeing, based on the British Hawker Siddeley Hawk. Used to train pilots for the F / A-18 Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, AV-8B Harrier II, E-2 Hawkeye и C-2A Greyhound communities.