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UPDATE: T-38 jet crashes at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls- Sheppard Air Force Base officials have confirmed a T-38 jet went down Friday morning around 6:50 a.m.

The Public Affairs Office issued the following statements.

"This morning a T-38 crashed at approximately 6:48 am just south of Sheppard AFB. Two pilots were on board and both ejected safely, one pilot was taken to United Regional.
The accident investigation is underway. Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available."

"Quick update on the pilots - both pilots have been identified, instructor pilot Maj. Christopher Thompson and student pilot German 1stLt. Julius Dressbach. Thank you all for the thoughts and well wishes, we will continue to keep you informed as information is made available."

Wichita County Sheriff David Duke says one of his deputies broke his leg while trying to climb over a fence to get to the wreckage near Sheppard's runway.

Count on 7NEWS for updates as more information is released

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