Two Pilots Killed in Incident Involving Two T-38 Advanced Jet Trainers.
Two pilots are confirmed dead in the crash of two USAF T-38 Talon II advanced jet trainers at Vance AFB in Oklahoma.
A photo posted on the Enid News & Eagle website showed one T-38 Talon II lying upside down with significant damage on what appears to be a runway. Live video feed from the KOCO 5 News helicopter showed a second T-38 Talon II stopped on its landing gear with both canopies open.
Following the accident, a flight restriction of 5 miles and 5,000 feet was imposed on the area.
The Vance AFB Facebook page posted an update that said, “At the time of the accident, the aircraft were performing a routine training mission”. The social media news release went on to say, “There were two people on board each aircraft”.
— Vance AFB (@71FTW) November 21, 2019
Based on our records, this was the sixth crash involving a T-38 in two years. Five crashed in 2018, with the last one lost on Nov. 14, 2018. Click here to read the reports we wrote after the previous crashes.
This story will be updated as new information becomes available.