Navy Trainer Crashes Off Texas Coast

Navy T-34C Turbo Mentor (U.S. Navy photo/file)

CORPUS CHRISTI (May 1, 2014) The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two Navy pilots Thursday after their plane crashed off the coast of Corpus Christi in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Navy T-34C Turbo Mentor crashed Thursday morning about two miles off the coast Thursday morning, the Coast Guard said.

The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter picked up both pilots.

Navy public affairs officer Brynn Olson said the pilots were uninjured.

An investigation into the crash during the routine training flight will begin immediately, Olson said.

The plane was based at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.