"Two US Air Force airmen were killed in an aircraft mishap ... today", the base said in the news release.
The accident occurred in the morning when the aircraft were performing a training mission, it added. The aircraft mishap involved two Air Force T-38 Talons, according to the release.
The Air Force did not reveal which type of aircraft were involved in the incident, but said an investigation team would fully probe the incident. The names of the killed airmen will be published after their families are notified, it added.
Two dead after accident at Vance Air Force Base. Headed to scene. pic.twitter.com/Hgq44N2y7l— Angela Shen (@AngelaShenTV) November 21, 2019
An emergency response group has reportedly arrived at the scene to treat casualties and assist in recovery efforts. A video from the scene shows one jet upside down on the grass off a runway and a second aircraft upright farther down.
VANCE BUZZ – Two Air Force T-38 Talons were involved in a mishap at 9:10 a.m. today. At the time of the accident, the aircraft were performing a routine training mission. There were two people onboard each aircraft. Emergency response personnel are on scene to treat casualties. pic.twitter.com/yEHk5pir9e— That Buzz Guy (@EnidBuzz) November 21, 2019
Vance Air Force base is about 105 kilometres (65 miles) northwest of Oklahoma City. The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet used in a variety of jet pilot training roles, according to the base's website.