Navy Traner Crash

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by TXplt, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    Crew fatalities; possibly some on the ground:

    The T-6 is the primary phase trainer of the USAF and USN; it's a high performance (1200 HP) single engine turboprop which replaced the T-34 (Navy) and T-37 (USAF). It's performance significantly exceeds either in all respects.

    NAS Pensacola (I was stationed there) does the NFO and Navigator training for the USAF, USN, and USMC. NAS Whiting (Milton, FL) does the primary stage pilot training for the USN and USMC. The initial reports said the aircraft was out of Whiting field; these may or may not be correct.

    Foley, AL is west of Pensacola, FL and one of the major practice areas for NASP (secondary for NASW) is over this area extending west to Mobile Bay and north to I-10. There is intensive flight training in this area (as well as 2 outlying practice airfields; Silverhill and Barin).

    Causes will not be known for quite some time.

    Prayers for the victim's families.
  2. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

  3. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Prayers lifted for the family and friends of the pilots.
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  4. jerry

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  5. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    My prayers go out to all involved.
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  6. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    Not good, but an occasional occurrence in the pilot training arena.

    Condolences to all those related.
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  7. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

  8. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    I am sorry to see that. Prayers for all.
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  9. rangerjd

    rangerjd G&G Evangelist

    Prayers for the families and all involved. It must have been something catastrophic, because every Military pilot I know would have done whatever they could have to insured that they didn't go down in a populated area and injure innocent civilians.