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U.S. Navy T-45 Jet Trainer Crashes, Kingsville, TX

Update (1750 EST):

At approximately 1300 EST, a T-45C Goshawk assigned to Training Air Wing 2 crashed while approaching the station, according to a news release from the Chief of Naval Air Training. The T-45

From Naval Air Station Kingsville, TX:

“Training Aircraft Crash at NAS Kingsville

NAS KINGSVILLE – A T-45 Goshawk crashed on approach to the Naval Air Station Kingsville about noon today.
The aircraft went down in an empty field just north of the airfield.
The pilot ejected and there are no reports of injuries at this time.
Emergency personnel are on site.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.”

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) T-45 Goshawk is a highly modified version of the British BAE Systems Hawk land-based training jet aircraft. Manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and British Aerospace (now BAE Systems), the T-45 is used by the United States Navy as an aircraft carrier-capable trainer.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 39 ft 4 in (11.99 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft 9.75 in (9.3917 m)
  • Height: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
  • Wing area: 190.1 sq ft (17.66 m2)
  • Airfoil: root: Hawker 10.9%; tip: Hawker 9%
  • Empty weight: 9,394 lb (4,261 kg)
  • Gross weight: 12,750 lb (5,783 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 13,500 lb (6,123 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 432 US gal (360 imp gal; 1,640 l) / 3,159 lb (1,433 kg) internal fuel (2,893 lb (1,312 kg) – early production aircraft), with provision for 2x 156 US gal (130 imp gal; 590 l) drop tanks underwing
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Turbomeca F405-RR-401 turbofan engine, 5,527 lbf (24.59 kN) thrust de-rated (nominal thrust 5,845 lbf (25,999.86 N))

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 543 kn (625 mph, 1,006 km/h) at 8,000 ft (2,438 m) M0.84 at 30,000 ft (9,144 m)
  • Carrier launch speed: 121 kn (139 mph; 224 km/h)
  • Approach speed: 125 kn (144 mph; 232 km/h)
  • Never exceed speed: 575 kn (662 mph, 1,065 km/h) / M1.04 design dive limit at 3,281 m (10,764 ft)
  • Range: 700 nmi (810 mi, 1,300 km)
  • Ferry range: 700 nmi (810 mi, 1,300 km)
  • Service ceiling: 42,500 ft (13,000 m)
  • g limits: +7.33 3
  • Rate of climb: 8,000 ft/min (41 m/s) at sea level
  • Time to altitude: 30,000 ft (9,144 m) in 7 minutes 40 seconds
  • Wing loading: 67.1 lb/sq ft (328 kg/m2)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.41
  • Take-off distance to 50 ft (15 m): 3,610 ft (1,100 m)
  • Landing distance from 50 ft (15 m): 3,310 ft (1,009 m) (wiki)

This is developing.

Tessaron
Tessaron
United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.

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