【1月5日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

On Oct. 23, a T-6B Texan II trainer plane crashed in Foley, Alabama, killing Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, a 30-year-old instructor pilot and Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, a 24-year-old student aviator.

Three days earlier, a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed near Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California during a routine training flight. The pilot safely ejected and was treated at a local medical facility. No civilians were hurt in either incident. The cause of both crashes remains under investigation.

The Naval Safety Center announced just before the Super Hornet crash that for the first time in nearly a century, both the Navy and Marine Corps went a whole year without suffering any aviation-related deaths.

中譯:

10月23日,1架T-6B「德州佬II型」教練機墜毀於阿拉巴馬州佛利市,30歲的海軍飛行教官羅斯上尉、24歲的海岸防衛隊飛行學官加瑞特少尉殉職。

此案發生前3天,海軍1架F/A-18E「超級大黃蜂」於執行例行訓練飛行時,墜毀於加州中國湖海航武器基地附近,飛行員安全逃生,並於地區醫療單位治療。兩起事故均未傷及百姓,失事原因尚在調查中。

海軍安全中心在此次「超級大黃蜂」墜機前才宣布,美國海軍及陸戰隊於近1世紀以來,首次有1整年的時間,未肇生任何飛航相關的死亡事故。

-關鍵軍語-

※crash:

A violent collision.

※Ensign:

The lowest ranking commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy.

例句:

An Ensign rank is just below lieutenant Junior Grade and above a non commissioned petty officer or midshipman.

海軍少尉之階級在海軍中尉之下,並在士官或官校生之上。