The Navy E-2 Hawkeye crew were from Norfolk, Virginia, and it was not immediately clear whether the crew disembarked prior to the crash, according to Patrick Gordon, public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.
“The E-2 crashed at around 4:05 pm,” said the Naval Air Force Public Affairs Bureau. “The two pilots and two crew members got off the aircraft safely. At the time of the crash, the E-2 was conducting a training flight.”
Initial reports showed no structural damage or personal injury to the ground due to the accident, the office added, and the cause of the crash is under investigation.