LAKE WAURIKA, OK (TNN) - Officials with the public affairs office at Sheppard Air Force Base have confirmed a T-6 Texan II aircraft crashed Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma.
Just before 2 p.m. the plane went down southwest of Hastings, Oklahoma. Both the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely and have returned to base, according to SAFB officials.
A witness, Jimmy Pruitt says he saw the plane come down in a field near his home. “I always look up when there’s an airplane flying around in our area. I saw this plane had fly over but then immediately back left. It’s like he just smashed the gas immediately. It was pretty unnerving. I just thank the Lord that the pilots got out safely,” he said.
They were taking part in a pilot instructor training mission at the time the aircraft went down. An investigation is underway.
Officials are asking if anyone finds debris in the area that could be related to the crash to call Sheppard AFB Command Post at (940) 676-2616.
They said for safety reasons, do not touch or move the material. Stay with us as we work to learn more.