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CAFB T-38 crashed

Four T-38 Talons fly in formation. T-38s are twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainers used by the 50th Fighter Training Squadron, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record. Primarily Air Education and Training Command officials use the aircraft for undergraduate pilot and pilot instructor training. Student pilots fly the T-38 to learn supersonic techniques, aerobatics, formation, night and instrument flying and cross-country navigation. More than 60,000 pilots have earned their wings in the T-38. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew C. Simpson)

Four T-38 Talons fly in formation. T-38s are twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainers used by the 50th Fighter Training Squadron, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record. Primarily Air Education and Training Command officials use the aircraft for undergraduate pilot and pilot instructor training. Student pilots fly the T-38 to learn supersonic techniques, aerobatics, formation, night and instrument flying and cross-country navigation. More than 60,000 pilots have earned their wings in the T-38. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew C. Simpson)

Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. -- A Columbus Air Force Base T-38C trainer crashed about 1:30 PM today approximately 40 miles south of Memphis, Tenn. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was conducting a low-level navigation training sortie. There were two pilots on board and both ejected safely. Both pilots were examined by medical authorities, were released, and have returned to Columbus Air Force Base. The cause for the mishap is under investigation by an Air Force Safety team. Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.