MERIDIAN, Miss. – Naval Air Station Meridian is reporting on their Facebook page that a crash has happened at 2:00 pm on Tuesday. Two people were reported on board the plane and are said to have ejected and have medical care.
“Naval Air station (NAS) Meridian reported a T-45C Goshawk jet aircraft assigned to training Squadron (VT-9) crashed Tuesday, Jan. 17 at approximately 1:53 p.m. while conducting a training flight. The incident occurred off the east runway on board the installation. The student and instructor pilot were able to eject safely near the airfield. NAS first responders were dispatched to the scene to the scene of the mishap and both pilots were subsequently taken to a local medical facility for evaluation and are in stable condition. The aircraft is used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy/Marine Corps pilot training program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions.”
This is a developing story.
News Mississippi has reached out to the Naval Air Station for further comment. Updates will be provided as they become available.