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QF-4 Drone Leaves Runway at Tyndall Air Force Base

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A pilot was treated for minor injuries after he and another pilot ejected from a QF-4 Phantom on Tyndall Air Force Base.

Mark O'laughlin, the Vice Wing Commander of the 325th Fighter Wing, said the incident happened at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday following a routine training mission. The pilots declared an emergency aboard the aircraft when they experienced a hydraulic problem. They attempted to land, but ejected from the aircraft when it started to veer off the runway.

One was treated for minor injuries while the other was unharmed.

Officials said the aircraft is intact and believe there is little to no damage.

"The safety board is being conveyed, and they are in control of the situation, to determine, to make sure they gather all of the facts of what happened so they can make a good decision on what caused the accident," O'laughlin added.


The two crew members are currently under the care of the 325th Medical Group.
 
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An Air Force QF-4 Phantom departed the runway shortly after landing on Tyndall Air Force Base at 3:40 p.m. today following a routine training mission.

The aircraft is intact and poses no danger to the public, nor was Highway 98 closed at any time. The crew is currently under supervision of the 325th Medical Group. First responders are on scene.

Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.

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Information provided by 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs