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.