A Boeing T-45 Goshawk training aircraft belonging to the US Navy is believed to have crashed with two crew members aboard reported missing.
The Boeing T-45 Goshawk training aircraft with a crew of two did not return to base after training flight in the state of Tennessee, US Navy said Sunday in a statement.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the jet crashed in the Cherokee National Forest near a fish hatchery.
The U.S. Navy said it was investigating reports of a military jet that crashed near Tellico Plains, Tennessee, on Sunday evening, as it appeared unlikely that the crew survived.
The Navy told reporters a T-45 jet was missing after it took off from Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi with an instructor and student pilot on board.
The Navy had grounded all 197 training jets indefinitely in April, following reports that pilots were refusing to fly the T-45s due to problems with its oxygen system. The T-45 is used to train all U.S. Navy student-pilots in jet aircraft flying.
The US Navy intends to add a water separator in the T-45's Onboard Oxygen Generation System, or OBOGS among several solutions to the cockpit air problems being experienced by pilots of the trainer aircraft. The water separator is a component common in high-performance jets but not found in the training aircraft
The US Navy is expected to resume flight operations of T-45C early next week using a modified mask. The aircraft has been tested by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) using a modified mask that circumvents the aircraft's On Board Oxygen Generator System (OBOGS)
The US Navy has grounded its fleet of T-45 trainer jets on Wednesday following instructor pilots refusal to fly, raising concerns about the oxygen systems' efficiency as the aviators are experiencing light-headedness and blackouts. “We take the concerns of our air crew seriously and have directed a two-day safety pause for the T-45 community to allow time for naval aviation leadership to engage with the pilots, hear their concerns and discuss the risk mitigations, as well as the efforts that are ongoing to correct this issue,” Cmdr
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contract valued at over $100m by the US Department of Defense to provide continued support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US Navy's T-45 training aircraft. The follow-on, one-year contract will continue the successful support which has provided the US Navy's training fleet with guaranteed availability over the past ten years
L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace is being awarded a $125,000,000 contract to exercise an option for logistics services and materials for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance required to support 47 T-45A and 158 T-45C aircraft. This requirement also includes the organizational level maintenance for the engine
L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace has won a $180.4 million modification contract to support United States Navys T-45 land-based training jet aircraft
The US Navy has awarded a $203 million worth contract to L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC for T-45 advanced jet trainer services. The awarded contract is to “exercise an option for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance, logistics, and engineering support for Navy T-45 aircraft, aircraft systems, and related support equipment for flight and test and evaluation operations,” the Department of defense announced Monday
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