"Training Air Wing ONE and CNATRA are investigating the possibility that it is a T-45 from Training Air Wing ONE based out of NAS Meridian, Miss. At this time, we know the wing had a T-45C Goshawk training in the vicinity of Tellico Plains that has not yet returned to the air station," the U.S. Navy said in a statement.
Two pilots were on board - an instructor and a student.
According to the reports, the T-45 is used to train all the U.S. Navy student pilots in jet aircraft. (ANI)