2 people are killed in a military plane crash near Montgomery, Alabama

Elias Hubbard
February 20, 2021

Fox News reports the plane was a two-seat T-38 jet, which is typically used in training by either the Air Force or the Navy.

The crash involved a T-38 trainer aircraft assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) - A jet crashed Friday evening near the airport in Montgomery, Alabama, killing two people, and the airport director told WSFA-TV the jet was based out of Columbus, Mississippi. The 14th Flying Training Wing is based at Columbus Air Force Base. "There are no words that can describe the sadness that accompanies the loss of our teammates".

A safety investigation board will convene to investigate.

A T-38 Talon flies over the Gulf of Mexico in March 2017.

There are Air Force bases located in both the city of origin and the destination.

However, Alabama News Network out of Montgomery, confirms two people died in the crash.

Marshall Taggart, executive director of the Montgomery Regional Airport, told news outlets that the aircraft crashed in a wooded area near the airport.

Several other pilots had complained about the sun soon before the crash, Taggart said the tower reported, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. Authorities were asking drivers to avoid the intersection of Selma Highway and Lamar Road.

"We train together, we respond together", Thornton said.

Officials did not release the names of the pilots Friday since next of kin were still being notified.

We have been told the scene is being turned over to the USA military.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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