Military Confirms Navy Aircraft Crashes in Tennessee

Oct 03, 2017, 08:08
Military Confirms Navy Aircraft Crashes in Tennessee

A news release from the military said a T-45C Goshawk had been training in the vicinity of Tellico Plains at the time and it had not returned to the air station.

The United States military confirmed to Local 8 News a military aircraft crashed Sunday in Tellico Plains.

The US Navy has said it is investigating, early reports that say that all those on-board have died.

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Helicopters from the University of Tennessee Medical Centre and the Knox County Sheriff's Office flew over the area to search for parachutes but did not find any. Their status was not known as of 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker, commander of the U.S. naval air forces, said back then that the technical issue had become the naval aviation's "number one safety priority".

David Chambers with Monroe County EMA said the operations in that area have been suspended, and security will be maintained overnight.

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#BREAKING. More to follow. The two travelers on board the T-45C were an educator and an understudy.

The plane crash happened near Tellico Plains, TN, in Monroe County.

We'll continue to bring you updates on this story as we receive them. The Tennessee National Guard said it was not one of their planes.

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We have a crew on the way to the scene.

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