Wreckage of Crashed Navy T-39 Sabreliner Plane Found
NAS PENSACOLA, Florida - A U.S. Navy Rockwell T-39 Sabreliner attached to Training Squadron 86 in Pensacola, Florida, that failed to return to Naval Air Station Pensacola from a routine training mission has been located according to published reports. A statement attributed to the Civil Air Patrol said the plane crash was located in northwest Georgia.
The plane had four personnel on board; a civilian contract pilot, a Navy instructor, a Navy student and an Air Force student.
Military officials lost contact with the aircraft around 5 p.m., January 10 with no confirmed contact since entry time for its military training route.
The names of the aircrew are being withheld pending next of kin notification.
From the Navy Fact File:
U.S. Navy Rockwell T-39N/G Sabreliner Training Aircraft
The T-39 Sabreliner is a multipurpose low-wing, twin-jet trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps flight officers.
The T-39 Sabreliner is a multipurpose low-wing, twin-jet aircraft. The 15 T-39Ns