CAFB pilots eject out of crashing plane, now released from hospital


Please note: The above video was shot around 12:15 pm and may not reflect the most recent information available on the crash. The most update information will be below.


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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A Columbus Air Force Base spokesman confirms an airplane has crashed.

CAFB Sgt. Joshua Smoot confirms two pilots ejected safely from a plane around 8:30 Wednesday morning.

The base has since confirmed that the plane is a T-38C Talon II.

That plane crashed just on the ‘non-base’ side of the fence.

Sgt. Smoot says the pilots were taken to the hospital to be checked out.

At a press conference, CAFB officials said the pilots have since been released from Baptist Memorial Hospital.

The crash involved an instructor and student pilot, and was considered routine.

The aircraft was manufactured in 1968.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

RELATED: Read up on the history of the T-38, the plane involved in today’s crash