Pilots ejected safely before military plane crash in north MS - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

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Pilots ejected safely before military plane crash in north MS

Lowndes EMA Director Cindy Lawrence says the crew did eject safely, signaling this was a military aircraft that crashed. Source: WCBI Lowndes EMA Director Cindy Lawrence says the crew did eject safely, signaling this was a military aircraft that crashed. Source: WCBI
COLUMBUS, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Columbus Air Force Base officials have confirmed an Air Force T-38C Talon II crashed at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in a remote area near Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.  

The plane crashed within the first couple of minutes of the flight and crashed in farmland. 

Both pilots, who were identified a student and instructor pilot, were ejected safely from the aircraft. They were found near Barton Ferry Road in Lowndes County. They were taken to nearby hospital but have since been released.

Local law enforcement, military police, and first responders are on the scene. They have extinguished the fire and are securing the area. Officials say there are no houses or other structures in the immediate area of the crash. 

No one on the ground was injured.

This is a developing story.

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