CAFB workers injured while inspecting T-38C

Three workers at the Columbus Air Force Base were injured Tuesday morning while they were inspecting a T-38C.

Posted: Aug. 7, 2018 7:42 PM
Updated: Aug. 8, 2018 12:36 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Three workers at the Columbus Air Force Base were injured Tuesday morning while they were inspecting a T-38C.

The Vertex Aerospace maintenance personnel were inspecting the jet plane when the rear cockpit ejection seat fired off according to Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot. 

Smoot says all three were taken to a local hospital for treatment and they have been released. 

All T-38C flying operations at the CAFB have been temporarily suspended which Smoot says is a safety precaution. 

UPDATE: Operations return to normal at CAFB 

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