MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Two Air Force pilots were killed Friday when a trainer jet crashed near an Alabama airport, the military branch confirmed.
The crash involved a T-38 trainer aircraft assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. Officials from the 14th Flying Training Wing confirmed in a news release that both pilots aboard the aircraft were killed. The pilots were flying a training mission.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the two pilots involved in this incident,” Col. Seth Graham, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, said in a statement. “There are no words that can describe the sadness that accompanies the loss of our teammates.”
The names of the pilots are being withheld until the families are notified.
The jet crashed at about 5:30 p.m. near Dannelly Field in Montgomery.
Source: WSJ – US News