Two dead after aircraft involved in 'mishap' at Oklahoma air force base

Two men dead after incident during training at Oklahoma air force base

Quick Facts:

  • Two people are dead after an accident involving two Air Force jets at Vance Air Force Base in Enid on Thursday.
  • Officials said two T-38 Talons were involved in a training mission that ended in what they called a "mishap." Two people were on board each plane. None of those involved have been identified.
  • An investigation is underway to determine exactly what happened.
  • This is a developing story. Check back for updates as we work to learn more throughout the day.
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State Leaders, Military Response:

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VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Governor Kevin Stitt posted this statement about the incident to Twitter:

"My thoughts and prayers are with the pilots' families and the team at Vance Air Force Base. I have talked with the Wing Commander at Vance AFB to communicate the state will offer support in any possible way during this time."

Sen. James Lankford released this statement:

"Our servicemen and women give everything, even their lives, to protect our nation. I am deeply saddened by the deaths of two Airmen at Vance Air Force Base during a training session. I pray for God's grace and healing as their families walk through this and to all those they serve with as they try to understand the difficult loss of their friend and coworker. My office will continue to communicate with personnel at Vance and the Enid community to provide resources and assistance in the days ahead."

Sen. Jim Inhofe:

My statement on today’s incident at Vance Air Force Base:

Posted by Senator Jim Inhofe on Thursday, November 21, 2019

An update from Vance Air Force Base on Twitter:

WATCH: Video from the scene at Vance Air Force Base in Enid

"Mishap" reported at Oklahoma air force base

AIR FORCE BASE INCIDENT: We're looking into an incident at Vance Air Force Base involving two aircraft. Officials say two people are dead. We're working to get more details >>> http://bit.ly/2O6TaZY

Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, November 21, 2019

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