T-37s collide in midair

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Two T-37 Tweet trainer aircraft assigned to the 89th Flying Training Squadron here collided in midair about 9:20 a.m. Dec. 20.

The incident took place during a training mission near Lake Waurika, located about 40 miles northeast of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Each aircraft had an instructor pilot and a student pilot on board. The crew in one of the jets ejected safely from the aircraft before it crashed, and they were picked up by local authorities. The crew of the other aircraft returned to Sheppard and conducted a wheels-up landing. They safely exited the aircraft and were transported to the base hospital for observation.

A board of officers will investigate the incident. (Courtesy Air Education and Training Command News Service)