ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77579
Last updated: 31 May 2016
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:09:00 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAWK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas T-45A Goshawk
Owner/operator:VT-22, US Navy
Registration: 16 . . . . /B
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Approx 1 mile northwest of NAS Kingsville, South Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NAS Kingsville (KNQI)
Destination airport:
The Navy is investigating the crash of a T-45 Goshawk - a jet trainer. It went down about 9:00 AM Wednesday morning in a field about a mile northwest of NAS Kingsville.

The pilot, 33-year old Marine Major Gabriel Fabri safely ejected from the plane before it hit the ground. The Navy hasn't released any specifics about the damage, but it looks like the nose of the jet was torn off in the crash. Other debris were scattered in the field.

Some people working nearby heard the crash, and saw the pilot when they ran outside to see what happened.

"He came out of the plane and he was walking around, and that was it," said Marcos Gomez. "We didn't want to go over there because that wasn't our field."

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but it's likely to be months before the Navy releases a report on what happened.

Sources: (Scramble 314)

Revision history:

30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
07-Aug-2011 00:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2011 04:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source]
21-Aug-2011 12:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Source]
Number of views: 871

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description