Thursday, January 12, 2006
The wreckage of a Navy jet with four aviators aboard was found late Wednesday in northwest Georgia, the Civil Air Patrol said. CAP Capt. Paige Joyner said There were no survivors. The discovery came after rescue crews searched a swath of Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama for more than 24 hours. The Navy T-39 Sabreliner took off Tuesday morning from Chattanooga, Tenn., on a practice bombing mission. It failed to arrive as scheduled in the afternoon at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. Officials said there was no distress call before the plane vanished. A Navy instructor, a Navy student, an Air Force student and a civilian contract pilot were on board.
May you have Fair Winds, and Following Seas, and long may your Big Jib draw!