UPDATE: Columbus Air Force plane crashes in Webster County

By Air Force press release

A Columbus Air Force Base T-6 Texan II primary trainer crashed at approximately 5:50 p.m. Thursday in a sparsely populated area approximately forty five minutes west of Columbus AFB (in Webster County).

At the time of the accident, the T-6 aircraft was conducting initial flight training operations and had one student pilot on board.

On scene emergency response has located and confirmed the pilot parachuted safely.

A safety investigation board will be convened to investigate the accident.

Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.

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