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A U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon supersonic training jet crashed Wednesday morning in Mississippi.
Both pilots were able to eject safely and are being medically evaluated, according to officials.
UPDATE: Both pilots ejected safely from Air Force T-38 training jet that crashed in Mississippi, both currently undergoing medical evaluation: officials
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) May 23, 2018
The crash took place in the morning outside Columbus Air Force Base.
The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.
A plane crash happened earlier this morning near the Columbus Air Force Base. We’re out here gathering more information. Multiple sources tell @WCBINEWS that pilots ejected safely. Keep following for the latest updates. pic.twitter.com/SiIyMwwTZt
— Jory Tally (@jorytallyWCBI) May 23, 2018
The Northrop T-38 was the world’s first supersonic jet trainer and is the most-produced.
Earlier this month, a military C-130 Hercules transport plane from the Puerto Rico National Guard crashed near a Savannah airport while performing a training mission. All nine people on board were killed.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to give the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement address today in Colorado Springs.