Airmen killed in Oklahoma Air Force base crash identified
November 22, 2019
ENID, Okla. (AP) — Two U.S. Air Force airmen killed in a training jet crash at Vance Air Force Base in northwestern Oklahoma have been identified as an instructor and a student pilot.
The base said Friday that 47-year-old instructor pilot Lt. Col. John "Matt" Kincade and 23-year-old student pilot Lt. Travis Wilkie died in what Col Corey Simmons has called a "mishap" as two T-38 Talon jets were landing at the base in Enid, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City.
Two airmen aboard the second jet were not injured.
Simmons said the cause of the Thursday morning accident is...