Multiple agencies respond to ‘aircraft incident’ at Tyndall Air Force Base

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UPDATE 4:30 p.m.

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WMBB) — Tyndall Air Force Base has confirmed an incident involving an aircraft that happened on the base Thursday morning.

Multiple agencies responded to the base to assist after the incident. Witnesses reported that the agencies responded to the flightline side of the base. In a three-sentence news release, Tyndall officials confirmed that something happened but declined to release very many details.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the pilots and their families,” said Col. Gregory Moseley, 325th Fighter Wing Commander in a statement to News 13. “At approximately 11:25 a.m. this morning a Mirage F1B aircraft contracted through Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) crashed off the end of the flight line at Tyndall Air Force Base.

“First responders were dispatched to the scene immediately and both pilots were taken to a hospital in Panama City, Florida to assess injuries sustained during the crash,” he added. “Tyndall is working closely with ATAC to ensure a thorough and timely investigation of the incident occurs. Additional details will be provided as they become available.”

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TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WMBB) — Tyndall Air Force Base has confirmed an incident involving an aircraft that happened on the base Thursday morning.

Multiple agencies responded to the base to assist after the incident. Witnesses reported that the agencies responded to the flightline side of the base. In a three-sentence news release, Tyndall officials confirmed that something happened but declined to release very many details.

“At approximately 11:25 a.m. an aircraft incident occurred on base,” officials wrote. “The incident is currently under investigation.  Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.”

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