Meridian, Mississippi - At approximately 6 p.m., Training Air Wing ONE, based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, was made aware of the reports of a jet crash near Tellico Plains, Tennessee, in the Cherokee National Forest.
Training Air Wing ONE and CNATRA are investigating the possibility that it is a T-45 from Training Air Wing ONE based out of NAS Meridian.
At this time, we know the wing had a T-45C Goshawk training in the vicinity of Tellico Plains that has not yet returned to the air station.
Two pilots were aboard the aircraft, an instructor and a student. Their status is unknown at this time.
Training Air Wing ONE is one of five training wings that belong to CNATRA.