US Navy identifies pilots killed in T-45C training jet crash

first_img View post tag: Crash The US Navy has identified the two pilots who did not survive a crash of their T-45C Goshawk aircraft in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, on October 1.Lt. Patrick L. Ruth, 31, of Metairie, Louisiana, and Lt. j.g. Wallace E. Burch, 25, of Horn Lake, Mississippi, died when their aircraft went down in the Cherokee National Forest in eastern Tennessee.Both pilots were assigned to the “Eagles” of Training Squadron (VT) 7 based at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi.Ruth had been in the Navy for nine years and was a member of VT-7 since 2015. Burch had been in the Navy for nearly three years and was a member of VT-7 since 2016.The navy said an investigation to determine the cause of the mishap was underway. October 4, 2017 US Navy identifies pilots killed in T-45C training jet crash Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy identifies pilots killed in T-45C training jet crash View post tag: T-45C View post tag: US Navy Authoritieslast_img read more