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
A T-6 Texan II from Sheppard AFB crashed today shortly before 2 p.m. near Lake Waurika, Okla. Emergency crews are en route to the scene. Initial indications are that the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely. An investigation is underway. More info will be released as it is available
— Sheppard AFB (@SheppardAFB) May 1, 2019
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