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2 dead after US Air Force jet crashes in Alabama

2 dead after US Air Force jet crashes in Alabama

A T-38C Talon used primarily by Air Education and Training Command for undergraduate pilot and pilot instructor training.
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A Japanese officer and a US Air Force pilot were killed in a crash in Alabama.




The Japanese officer was learning the US Air Force curriculum to become a fighter pilot.




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A Japanese air force officer and a US Air Force instructor pilot were killed in a crash in Alabama, Japan's Air Self-Defense Force said on Saturday.The Japanese second lieutenant and the US instructor crashed around 8 a.m. Japan time on Saturday as their T-38 was about to land at the Montgomery airport, the Japanese force said in a statement.The lieutenant was learning maneuvering and other skills in the US Air Force curriculum to become a fighter pilot, said Japanese public broadcaster NHK, citing defence ministry sources. US Air Force pilots routinely help train allied pilots in the T-38.The statement, which did not name the two service members, said the accident is under investigation.
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