Air Force Training Jet Crashes In Oklahoma

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wo T-38C Talons from the 25th Flying Training Squadron taxi on the flightline after a flight Feb. 1, 2018, at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 25th FTS trains student pilots to go on to pilot fighter and bomber aircraft.
U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Corey Pettis.

An Air Force T-38 Talon from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, crashed on Friday afternoon during a training flight, service officials announced.


  • "One instructor pilot was on board, and safely ejected," according to an Air Force statement. "The pilot is conscious, was not seriously injured and is being evaluated by Air Force medical personnel."
  • The plane went down at 1:48 p.m. local time about 50 miles west of Enid, Oklahoma. Emergency response personnel from Vance Air Force Base will launch an aircraft mishap investigation.
  • Friday marked the second T-38 crash since May 23, when two pilots safely ejected from a Talon over Mississippi.

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