'Mishap' kills 2 US pilots in Oklahoma
Losses come as 2 T-38 Talons were performing training mission
Two American pilots were killed when two jet trainers were involved in a "mishap" Thursday in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, according to the Air Force.
"Two Vance Air Force Base Airmen were killed in an aircraft mishap at approximately 9:10 a.m. (1500GMT) today," said a statement.
The two T-38 Talons jets were performing a training mission at Vance Air Force Base.
"Names of the deceased will be withheld pending next of kin notification," it read.
A probe has been launched to investigate the accident.
In a statement on Twitter, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt offered his sympathies for the victims' families and their colleagues.
"Today serves as a reminder that our nation’s military make great sacrifices and put their lives on the line everyday to protect our nation. I spoke with the Wing Commander at Vance AFB to communicate the state will offer support in any possible way during this time," he Stitt.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.