【1月3日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The T-6B Texan II is a tandem-seat, turboprop trainer mainly used to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots.

Navy officials did not immediately respond to questions about whether those aboard were students or instructors, where the flight originated, or how long the plane had been in the air. The crash comes three days after a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed in California during a routine training flight. That pilot ejected safely and was treated at a local medical facility.

The Naval Safety Center announced on Oct. 20, 2020, that the Navy and Marine Corps recorded no aviation-related deaths in fiscal 2020, which ended Sept. 30. The two killed in the Oct. 23 crash are the Navy's first aviation-related fatalities in more than a year.

中譯:

T-6B「德州佬II型」係一款縱列雙人座渦輪單引擎教練機,主要用來訓練海軍及陸戰隊飛行員。

有關機上是學官或是教官,該機於何處起飛或在空中飛了多久等問題,海軍官員均未立即回應。在此次墜機事故發生前3日,1架海軍F/A-18E「超級大黃蜂」於加州實施例行訓練飛行期間墜毀,該機飛行員安全逃生,並在當地醫療機構接受治療。

美國海軍安全中心於2020年10月20日公布,2020財年於9月30日季末結算時,海軍與陸戰隊均無飛行相關的死亡紀錄。10月23日墜機罹難的兩名飛官,係美國海軍1年多來首起與航空有關的死亡案例。

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※turboprop:

A turbine engine that drives an aircraft propeller.

例句:

While sales for turboprop aircraft are doing well, those for jet trainers are rather slow.

儘管渦輪螺旋槳飛機的銷售亮眼,但噴射教練機的銷售卻相當緩慢。