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USAF Pauses T-6 Operations

: Feb 5, 2018 - : 12:18 pm

An operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations has been issued by the USAF’s 19th Air Force commander, Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty. The decision was taken to ensure aircrew safety following with the USAF describes as, “A cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, and Sheppard AFB, Texas within the last week.”


“The safety of our instructors and student pilots is paramount and has been our priority and focus,” said Doherty. “We’re acting swiftly, making temporary, but necessary, changes to everyone’s training, general awareness, checklist procedures, and possibly modify aircrew flying equipment to mitigate risk to the aircrew while we tackle this issue head-on to safeguard everyone flying T-6s.”


Solo flights on the aircraft have been indefinitely halted following hypoxia like symptoms being reported as per media reports.


During the halt in T-6 Texan II operations, Air Force personnel will examine the root causes of the incidents and work to develop and deliver mitigation solutions.


The T-6A Texan II is a single-engine, two-seat primary trainer designed to train students in basic flying skills common to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots.

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