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Two pilots safely eject after military jet crash near CAFB

May 23, 2018

Posted: Wed May 23 16:42:13 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed May 23 16:42:13 PDT 2018

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more on a story we've been following since this morning. a military plane crash in columbus. wtva's rebecca butcher is live at thecolumbus airforce base with an update. this plane crashed happened during routine training..inside at the time thankfully not seriously hurt. "we've cared for the pilots we're caring for theprocessat this point. the interimsafetyboard whose primary focus is together and preserve evidence as we go on to the next phase. it was at eight thirty this morning...when a military plane like this...a t38c talon hit the gound crashing just north outside the columbus air force base. "these men and women sacrifice to serve and it's absolutely at the forefront of theteam blaze mission to care for them and their families." lt. col.marc deshaie spoke at a news conference on the accident and shares he's thankful the instructor and student who were inside are okay. crews responded near highway 373 and barton ferry road and extinguished fire....thankfully with no inuries to civilians or any of the servicemen and women. "we are extremely, extremely thankful that they were able to eject from theaircraft." just for today, the base says they have suspended all other flights. both pilots have been reased from thehospital.. livein columbus rb wtva nine news if you'd like to hear more from this afternoon's news conference by the air force... it's been posted online at wtva- dot-com... and of course... you can read more on this story.. right now.. using the all-new wtva nine news app. the app gives you instant access to the latest news as well as breaking news from across the area. the new app is free and available now for all apple and android smartphones and tablets now this isn't the first plane crash involving the t-38-c tallon two at the columbus air force base. another crash happened ten years ago. we continue our team coverage and go live now to wtva's madison heil with the story. that's right...ten years and a month to this date on april 23, 2008 a t-38c talon two crashed at the columbus air force basekilling two people and causing the planes to be temporarily grounded nation wide. despite these events the airforce uses the planes due to their safety recordand high performance for a variety of roles. ." tracked vo: back in 2008, two crashes both involving a t38c talon two, two weeks apart killed four people. one here at columbus air force base the other at sheppardair force base in texas. all of the planes were grounded for a time despite being reliable planes used for decades by the air force.the talon two is a twin engine high altiutde suspersonic jet used to prepare pilots for front line fight and bomber aircrafts.they were first introduced in 1961 and even began going through an upgrade program in 2001, which should extend the service of the jets to 2020.many divisions of the airforce use the planes as well as astronauts training with nasa. i was able to speak to some people in the area said they were shocked to hear about the crash as many never hear something like this happening, much lesshere in their home town. but everyone said they were happy to know the two got out okay like they are trained and will live to fly again.reporting live in columnus madison heil wvtva nine news.
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