USAF T-6 Texan II from Sheppard AFB crashed Near Lake in Oklahoma

A T-6 Texan II training aircraft from Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas crashed near Lake Waurika in Oklahoma

The pilot and co-pilot are believed to have safely ejected from the plane

The crash occurred shortly before 2 p.m. near Lake Waurika, Oklahoma, roughly 40 miles from the training base

In an update posted on Twitter Wednesday evening, Sheppard said that both pilots have returned to base. They were conducting a pilot instructor training mission at the time of the accident, Sheppard said.

Sheppard asked anyone who finds debris to not touch or move it, and instead to call the base at 940-676-2616.

An investigation is underway, the base said, and emergency crews are on the scene.

There is no information yet about what may have caused the mishap, but the T-6A fleet has suffered a number of accidents in recent years

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