Eglin AFB initiates ‘safety pause’ after two aircraft crashes

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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WKRG) — Two aircraft crashes within days of each other have led to a “safety pause” at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County.

The 96th Test Wing commander announced the “virtual safety day” for Thursday, May 21.

“The events over the past few days remind us that the defense of our country can be a dangerous business,” Brig. Gen. Scott Cain wrote in a memo shared on the

“We breathe a sigh of relief knowing the pilots of both aircraft were cared for by our medical team and released from the hospital. These incidents have occurred during our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Brig. Gen. Cain wrote.

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