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US Air Force supersonic training jet crashes in MS

A T-38 Talon participates in the 2004 Lackland Airfest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)
May 23, 2018

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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.

The crash took place in the morning outside Columbus Air Force Base.

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The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

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.