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T-38 aircraft mishap at Sheppard Air Force Base

Posted 7/19/2013   Updated 7/19/2013 Email story   Print story


82d Training Wing Public Affairs

7/19/2013 - SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- A T-38 Talon crashed at approximately 6:48 am today just south of Sheppard AFB near Pecanway Drive and Horton Lane.

It carried two people on board, a student pilot and instructor pilot, the instructor pilot has been identified as Maj. Christopher Thompson and the student pilot as German 1st Lt. Julius Dressbach. Both pilots ejected safely and were evaluated for minor, non-life threatening injuries.

Emergency personnel from the base and Wichita Falls as well as county and city law enforcement officers responded to the scene.

An investigation into the accident is underway. The public is asked to cooperate with military and civilian authorities at the scene.

We will continue to provide additional details as they become available.

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