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Two US Navy T-45 Goshawk jet trainers collide mid air in Texas

T-45 Goshawk training aircraft assigned to Training Air Wing ONE fly over the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in 2010 to mark one million flight hours. George H.W. Bush is conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean.
Illustration: US Navy file photo of T-45 Goshawk trainer aircraft

Two US Navy T-45 Goshawk training jets from Training Squadron 22 collided in mid-air in Ricardo, Texas, on May 17.

Following the collision, one aircraft was able to safely land at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, while the other aircraft’s instructor and student pilot had to eject about nine miles south of Kingsville in Ricardo, Texas.

The navy confirmed that one pilot was taken to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg with minor injuries.

The service added the cause of the incident was currently under investigation.

The tandem-seat, carrier capable, T-45 jet trainer is the primary trainer jet for navy and marine corps pilots. The service started operations with the aircraft in 1991 and is currently looking at replacement options.

The accident on May 17 comes less than two months after another T-45C Goshawk crash in Texas. The instructor pilot and the student safely ejected and reported minor injuries in the crash from March 24.