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Pilot dies in T-38 crash

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- An instructor pilot assigned to the 100th Flying Training Squadron was killed March 19 after his T-38 Talon crash here at approximately 4 p.m.

The pilot, Maj. Pete Jahns, was pronounced dead at 4:52 p.m. at Brooke Army Medical Center.

The second pilot, Lt. Col. Frank Gebert, survived the crash, apparently with no significant injuries. As a precautionary measure, he was transported to Wilford Hall Medical Center at nearby Lackland Air Force Base for treatment and observation.

The aircraft was assigned to the 560th Flying Training Squadron and the pilots are from the 100th Flying Training Squadron. The 100th FTS is a reserve associate squadron which provides reserve-component instructor pilots to support the pilot instructor training program here. The pilots were conducting continuation training at the time of the crash.

This is the first fatality at Randolph since two pilots were killed in a T-38 crash on March 15, 1977.

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