02 Feb '18, 11am

Air Force T-6 Texan training plane grounded after cockpit scares: The Air Force has…

Air Force T-6 Texan training plane grounded after cockpit scares: The Air Force has…

The Air Force has grounded the aircraft it uses to train many of its new pilots after oxygen-deprivation symptoms were reported among pilots at three stateside bases. Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, ordered all T-6A Texan II training aircraft to stop flying on Thursday. Multiple unexplained physiological events, or UPEs, were reported throughout the week at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., and Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. “The safety of our instructors and student pilots is paramount and has been our priority and focus,” Doherty said in a statement. “We’re acting swiftly, making temporary, but necessary, changes to everyone’s training, general awareness, checklist procedures, and possibly (modifying) aircrew flying equipment to mitigate risk to the aircrew while we tackle this issue head-on to safeguard everyone flying T-...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/air-force-t-6-texan-training...

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