A U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon stationed at Vance Air Force Base crashed at approximately 1:48 p.m., 70 miles west of Enid, Oklahoma.
At the time of the accident, the aircraft was performing a training mission. One instructor pilot was on board and safely ejected. The pilot is conscious, was not seriously injured and is being evaluated by Air Force medical personnel.
Vance AFB emergency response personnel are on site and have begun an accident investigation.
The aircraft is a total loss.
The plane that crashed had issues with its engine. The pilot tried to reboot his plane, but was not able to and decided to eject himself.
Neither the pilot’s identity nor the cause of the crash has been released. An Air Force investigative team has been dispatched to the scene.
An aircraft crash has occurred approximately 50 miles west of Vance AFB. Pilot is conscious and with emergency responders. Follow #VanceUpdates for more information.
— Vance AFB (@71FTW) August 17, 2018
The pilot is conscious and being treated by emergency responders, Vance AFB added.
The plane and nearby land in the pasture it struck are on fire, and firefighters from local towns Woodward, Sharon, Mutual, and Mooreland are all on the scene.