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Wednesday 11th May 2005
9:00 a.m.

Major Gabriel Fabri
 

Navy training jet crashes near Kingsville
May 12, 2005, 06:18 PM

Kingsville - The Navy is investigating the crash of a T-45 Goshawk - a jet trainer. It went down about 9:00 AM Wednesday morning in a field off FM 2045 about a mile northwest of NAS Kingsville.

The pilot, 33-year old Marine Major Gabriel Fabri safely ejected from the plane before it hit the ground. The Navy hasn't released any specifics about the damage, but it looks like the nose of the jet was torn off in the crash. Other debris were scattered in the field.

Some people working nearby heard the crash, and saw the pilot when they ran outside to see what happened.

"He came out of the plane and he was walking around, and that was it," said Marcos Gomez. "We didn't want to go over there because that wasn't our field."

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but it's likely to be months before the Navy releases a report on what happened.

Online Reporter: Andres Araiza

Thanks to Bart Bedsole and www.kristv.com for permission to include a copy of their report and link to the online article

 


                                                                           
                                                                 via www.kristv.com
 

Wednesday 11th May 2005
USMC
T-45   Naval Air Station Kingsville Approx 1 mile northwest of  NAS Kingsville, South Texas Major Gabriel Fabri ejected OK Martin-Baker