Narrative:A Rockwell T-39N Sabreliner twin-jet, operated by Training Air Wing Six (US Navy), was destroyed in an accident near Blue Ridge, Fannin County, GA. All four crew members are presumed to have been killed in the accident The bodies of three have been recovered so far.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|Type:||North American Rockwell T-39N Sabreliner|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 282-66|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT12A-6A Turbo Wasp|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||8 km (5 mls) NE of Morganton, Fannin County, GA (United States of America)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Pensacola NAS, FL (NPA/KNPA), United States of America|
The airplane operated on a routine cross-country training mission out of Pensacola NAS, FL (NPA). It crashed in dense woods, igniting a 15 acre fire.
» US Navy statement
» At least 3 dead in north Ga. Navy plane crash (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.