Navy plane crashes in Gulf, 2 pilots uninjured

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Associated Press

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 5:32 AM

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued two Navy pilots after their plane crashed off the coast of Corpus Christi in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Coast Guard said the Navy T-34C Turbo Mentor crashed about two miles off the coast Thursday morning. A Coast Guard helicopter crew picked up both pilots.

Navy public affairs officer Brynn Olson said the pilots were uninjured and an investigation into the crash during a routine training flight will begin immediately. The plane was based at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

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