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Some flight operations resume at Vance Air Force Base

Ponca City Now - November 26, 2019 12:13 pm

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Vance Air Force Base in northwestern Oklahoma has resumed some flight operations following a training jet crash that killed two airmen.

The Enid News & Eagle reports aircraft from other bases were allowed to return Monday to the base in Enid, about 65 miles northwest of Oklahoma City and training operations were to resume Tuesday.

Base officials did not immediately return a phone call for comment Tuesday morning.

Wing commander Col. Corey Simmons suspended flight operations through the weekend following the Thursday morning accident involving two T-38 Talon jets.

Killed were instruct Lt. Col. John “Matt” Kincade and student pilot Lt. Travis Wilkie. Two airmen on the second jet were not injured.

Simmons said an investigation into the cause of the accident could take 30 to 60 days.

 

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