UPDATE T-6A Texan II Crash
By 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs, 12th Flying Training Wing
/ Published September 18, 2018
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- A 12th Flying Training Wing T-6A Texan II crashed near Rolling Oaks Mall at approximately 4 p.m. today. The crew ejected and is safe with minor injuries reported at the site. Both were transported to the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Medical Clinic for evaluation and both pilots were released.
There were no civilian casualties, and the extent of damage to property is being evaluated.
The 12th Flying Training Wing commander has established an interim safety board to preserve evidence until a formal safety board is established this week.
Fire and safety personnel from JBSA and the 12th Flying Training Wing and some local communities responded soon after the accident.
The 12th FTW commander has suspended T-6A Texan II flying training at JBSA-Randolph and will evaluate its resumption over the coming days.
“We are grateful to the community and the first responders who rushed to help our Airmen at the site of the crash,” said Col. Mark Robinson, 12th Flying Training Wing commander.
“While we can’t rule out any specific cause, initial indications do not give us reason to believe that the On Board Oxygen Generation System is a factor in today’s accident. We are pleased to confirm that our pilots were treated and released from our medical facility,” Robinson said.