A U.S. Navy T-34C Turbo Mentor aircraft assigned to Training Squadron 28 (VT-28) with two pilots aboard crashed yesterday while conducting a routine training mission over the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 10:20 a.m., CST.
Initial reports indicate the pilots were able to bail out of the aircraft, and that neither pilot was injured. They are being evaluated at a local hospital. Both crew members were recovered by U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue personnel.
An investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the crash.
Press Release, May 2, 2014; Image: US Navy