Marines eject before crashing Navy jet in Texas

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 23, 2016) A T-45C Goshawk from Training Air Wing 2, prepares to perform a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Washington, homeported in Norfolk, is underway conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Clemente A. Lynch/Released)

A Navy trainer jet crashed on Sunday evening while flying over southern Texas, according to a statement released by the Navy.

The jet, assigned to Training Squadron 21 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, was a T-45 Goshawk trainer being piloted by two Marine Corps air crew, an anonymous source told Stripes.

The Marine aircrew, whose names have been withheld by the Navy, were able to eject before the jet crashed. They are currently being treated at a local hospital.  The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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