ORANGE GROVE, Texas — The US Navy is investigating a Navy T-45C Goshawk training jet aircraft crash that sent an instructor and a student to the hospital earlier today.
It happened around 2 p.m. when the jet crashed into some ranch lands about three miles from the Naval Outlying Field in Orange Grove, according to a spokesperson with NAS-Corpus Christi.
Thankfully, the instructor and the student were able to eject from the plane before it caught fire and crashed, according to NAS-CC. The two have been taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.
Officials stated that the Navy and local emergency services responded to the scene and also helped extinguish a small brush fire.
Two US Navy pilots hospitalized after plane crash in Orange Grove
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