PILOTS EJECT FROM SUPER TUCANO

The aircraft crashed during a training fly, pilots ejected safely, no damage reported.

USAF Super Tucano

Two pilots from the 81st Fighter Squadron ejected safely from an A-29A Super Tucano aircraft during a routine training flight near Homerville, Georgia, at about 2:50 p.m., March 6, 2017.

Both pilots were recovered and taken to Clinch Memorial Hospital in Homerville for medical evaluation and have been released.

The aircraft crashed in a residential area. There were no reported injuries or damage to nearby structures.

The Air Force will perform a thorough investigation into the cause of the mishap, and those findings will be released when the investigation is complete.

The 81st Fighter Squadron is a flying squadron of the United States Air Force. It is part of the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and operates the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft conducting close air support training to the Afghan Air Force as part of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

Source: USAF 23rd Wing Public Affairs
Photo Credit: USAF

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