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Navy jet crashes in South Texas, pilots eject safely

A T-45 Goshawk performs a touch and go off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in March 2016.

ANNA VAN NUYS/U.S. NAVY

By TARA COPP | STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — A Navy jet crashed late Sunday during a training flight over South Texas, the service reported Monday.

The T-45 Goshawk trainer jet was assigned to Training Squadron 21 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, but had two Marine Corps aircrew on board, according to a defense official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Both pilots were able to eject and were being treated at a local hospital, the Navy said.

Their names were being withheld for privacy reasons, the Navy said.

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