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T-6 Texan trainer crashes in Texas, pilots eject safely

A T-6 Texan trainer from the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, crashed approximately 30 km from the base in the vicinity of Rolling Oaks Mall. The crew ejected safely with minor injuries. There were no civilian casualties.

(U.s. Air Force, File)

 

A T-6 Texan trainer from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, crashed about 30 km from the base in the vicinity of Rolling Oaks Mall, Air Education and Training Command officials said Tuesday.

 

 

“The crew ejected safely with minor injuries reported at the site,” AETC said in a Facebook post.

 

 

“There were no civilian casualties, and the extent of the damage to property has not been assessed,” the officials said.

 

 

The members of the base of the fire and safety units from the 12th Flying Training Wing responded to the incident along with local practitioners, the announcement said.

 

 

Two parachutes were seen for the deployment of the aircraft, indicating the pilots ejected prior to the crash, Col. Dedra Witham, AETC spokeswoman, told reporters during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber conference.

 

 

The air force is investigating the incident, Witham said.

 

 

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