Plane used to train military pilots crashes near Abbeville Airport

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ABBEVILLE, Ala. (WTVY) — A plane crashed in a wooded area near the Abbeville Airport.

A plane used for training military pilots crashed in a wooded area near the Abbeville Airport March 7, 2017.

The plane is a Grob 120TP used by CAE USA, a military training company that just held it's grand opening at the Dothan Airport Monday.

Two people, an instructor and student, were on board. CAE spokesperson described injuries as "minor".

CAE USA issued the following statement:

At approximately 2:00p.m. Central Standard Time, a CAE-owned Grob G120TP aircraft used for United States Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training experienced an engine issue causing a hard landing near Abbeville, Alabama.

The Fort Rucker Emergency Operations Center has been notified and a full safety investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the incident.



 
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