Two people are dead after a military jet crashed near Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama, according to county officials.
The two-seat T-38 jet, assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing based out of Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi, went down around 5:30 p.m. near Dannelly Field in Montgomery. The Alabama Air National Guard also maintains a base there, Montgomery’s Emergency Management Agency Director Christina Thornton told Fox News on Friday evening.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the two pilots involved in this incident,” Col. Seth Graham, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, said in a statement. “There are no words that can describe the sadness that accompanies the loss of our teammates.”
Although local media reported that the National Transportation Safety Board had sent a team to the scene, an NTSB spokesperson said the agency had no jurisdiction over the crash because it involved “a military aircraft on a military mission.”