Navy training aircraft crashes at Naval Air Station Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) " An aircraft has crashed at Naval Air Station Meridian while undergoing a training flight.

Public Affairs Officer Penny Randall says a T-45 jet aircraft assigned to Training Air Wing One crashed Wednesday at about 1:15 p.m.

Randall says the student and instructor pilot were able to safely eject near the airfield on the Navy base in a heavily wooded area.

Randall says both pilots were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Metro Ambulance Director Clayton Cobler told The Clarion-Ledger ( ) one of the pilots had neck pain and the other leg pain. He described their injuries as "not life-threatening."

Navy officials say they're not certain yet what caused the crash, but that it is under investigation.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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