A US Air Force jet has crashed during a training flight over a remote area of northeastern Mississippi, officials say.
The T-38C Talon II training aircraft went down in the vicinity of Columbus Air Force Base on Wednesday morning, officials said in a statement.
The airmen onboard the aircraft, believed to be a student pilot and an instructor, survived the crash and were taken to a local hospital for medical examinations. Their conditions were not immediately known to officials, an Air Force spokesman said.
The incident caused a massive fire at the scene of the crash, which was seen in the city of Columbus several miles away.
Home to the USAF’s 14th Flying Training Wing and Air Force Training Command’s 19th Air Force, Columbus Air Force Base is one of the main training centers for student pilots.
USAF pilots selected to fly fighter jets and bomber aircraft on war fronts train on the T-38C, an updated version of the jet that has been in…