Missing Navy aircraft found in Walker County, GA


More than 24 hours after it failed to make its scheduled landing at Pensacola Naval Air Station, the Civil Air Patrol said that the missing Navy jet crash site was located.

The crash site of a missing Navy jet with four aviators aboard was found late Wednesday, more than 24 hours after it failed to make its scheduled landing at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida following a low-level bomb training mission, the Civil Air Patrol said.

CAP Capt. Paige Joyner said the fate of the crew was not known, but searchers were on the ground at the crash site on Johns Mountain in Walker County, Joyner said. County coroner Dewayne Wilson was headed to the scene, a family member said.

Navy Searches for Missing Aircraft, Crew (ABC)

The Navy T-39 Sabreliner took off from Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday morning and failed to arrive as scheduled in the afternoon at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida.

Navy jet found, crew’s fate unknown (CNN)

Civil Air Patrol Captain Paige Joyner says the fate of the crew is not known at this time.

Rescue crews on the ground and in the air searched the heavily wooded countryside of north Georgia on Wednesday for the Navy training jet that apparently crashed with four aviators on board.

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