For me, the following works every time:
- Switch the game to fullscreen mode in the graphic options (NOT windowed fullscreen mode, or windowed mode).
- After making your selection at the nav terminal, ALT-Tab out of the game.
- Wait at least 30, better 40 seconds.
- You should be able to switch back now without crash.
rofl, it takes less time to log back in after crashing than spending the time to prevent the game from crashing