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2 airmen killed in training mission in U.S. Oklahoma

22 Nov 2019, 02:29 ( 19 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report

Two airmen were killed in an "aircraft mishap" Thursday morning, according to a Facebook message posted by the Vance Air Force Base in U.S. state of Oklahoma.

   The base is about 105 km northwest of Oklahoma City.

   In the message, the Vance Air Force Base said two Air Force T-38 Talons assigned there were involved in the mishap. At the time of the accident, the aircraft were performing a routine training mission.

   There were two people on board each jet, officials said.

   Vance emergency response personnel are on the scene to treat casualties and assist in recovery efforts, said the message.

   A safety investigation team will investigate the incident.