Navy photo

The Navy T-45 Goshawk training aircraft that crashed Oct. 1, killing two pilots in Monroe County, Tennessee, carried a new monitoring system to help the pilots check oxygen pressure — a recent cockpit addition intended to fix persistent problems with the aircraft’s life-support systems.

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Photo via DoD

A Navy T-45C Goshawk training aircraft out of Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi crashed on Oct. 1, killing both military personnel on board, the Navy confirmed on Oct. 2.

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U.S. Navy file photo

Fighter and attack squadrons on two U.S. aircraft carriers — one engaged in operations against ISIS, the other on station in the restive West Pacific — have resorted to extraordinary measures to keep their pilots safe from persistent oxygen-supply problems in the Navy’s go-to carrier aircraft, the F-18 Hornet.

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DOD/Sgt. Dengrier Baez

Since last week, more than 100 instructor pilots in multiple squadrons throughout the Navy’s aviation pipeline have refused to fly their T-45 trainer jets until the service addresses rampant problems with the aircraft’s life-support system that can cause oxygen poisoning, Fox News reports.

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