Air Force T-38 Trainer Jet Crashes in Alabama; Condition of 2 Pilots Unknown

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T-38 Talon
A T-38 Talon from the 509th Bomb Wing flies a training sortie at Whiteman Air Force Base.

An Air Force T-38 Talon trainer jet assigned to Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi crashed early Friday evening, base officials said.

The two-seat aircraft belonging to the 14th Flying Training Wing went down around 5:30 p.m. near Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama.

"The condition of the pilots is unknown at this time," officials said in a release. "A safety investigation board will convene to investigate the accident.

The crash comes a day after another incident involving the T-38. On Thursday, a trainer jet assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing was forced to execute a "gear-up landing" at Mather Airport, California. No injuries were reported.

This story will be updated.

-- Hope Hodge Seck can be reached at hope.seck@military.com. Follow her on Twitter at @HopeSeck.

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