The Air Force has identified the two airmen killed in a training accident on Thursday as Lt. Col John "Matt" Kincade, 47, and 2nd Lt. Travis B. Wilkie, 23.
Kincade and Wilkie were killed at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma during a training mission involving T-38C Talon aircraft, the Air Force said. Two T-38s were training in formation when the incident occurred during the landing phase, according to a press release.
Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro
In some ways, the aviation mishap crisis that's roiled the Pentagon in recent months only underscores something U.S. service members have known for years: Military service can be damn dangerous even if you never see combat.
A Russian news site published spectacular video Sep. 19 of a Russian attack helicopter apparently letting one of its air-to-ground rockets loose on observers during a major annual training exercise near the country’s western border with several NATO nations, the Associated Press reported this morning.