Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Air Force Jet / Crop-Duster Collide

An Air Force training jet and a crop-duster collided Tuesday plane over southwestern Oklahoma, killing the crop duster pilot. T-37 training jet from Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, struck the crop duster over a rural area southeast of Frederick Oklahoma. The pilot of the crop duster was killed in the crash, which was reported around 11:30 a.m. the two Air Force pilots who were aboard the trainer survived. They apparently ejected from their airplane and parachuted to safety, The collision happened at about 5,000 feet. A spokesman at the Air Force base said he had no immediate information about the crash.

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