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
The cause of the crash is under investigation, but it's likely to be months
before the Navy releases a report on what happened.
Thanks to Bart Bedsole
and www.kristv.com for permission to include a copy of their report and link
to the online article